Exclusive: Interviews from Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch red carpet


We attended the Newport Beach Film Festival Fall Honors Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch red carpet recently where we interviewed several of the actors being honored. See below for the full list of honorees at the event. Check out our exclusive interviews below with Alfre Woodard, Stephanie Beatriz, Melissa Rauch, Cynthia Erivo, Kelvin Harrison Jr., Noah Jupe, Rob Morgan, Jessie Buckley, and Camila Morrone!




Alfre Woodard (Clemency12 Years a Slave)



Stephanie Beatriz (“Brooklyn Nine-Nine,” upcoming In the Heights);

Allen Leech (Downton AbbeyBohemian Rhapsody);

Tracy Letts (Ford v FerrariLittle Women);

Melissa Rauch (The Laundromat, “The Big Bang Theory”)



Jessie Buckley (Judy, Wild Rose, “Chernobyl”);

Cynthia Erivo (“The Color Purple,” Harriet);

Maya Hawke (“Stranger Things,” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood);

Kelvin Harrison, Jr. (LuceWaves);

Noah Jupe (A Quiet Place, Ford v Ferrari, Honey Boy);

Rob Morgan (The Last Black Man in San Francisco, Just Mercy);

Camila Morrone (Mickey and the Bear);

Glen Powell (Hidden Figures, Top Gun: Maverick);

Margaret Qualley (“Fosse/Verdon,” Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, Seberg);

Da’Vine Joy Randolph (“On Becoming a God in Central Florida”)


This event marks the 21st anniversary of Variety’s 10 Actors to Watch, and the kick off for next year’s 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival. 2019 marks the second annual Variety 10 Actors to Watch Fall Honors with Newport Beach as the host city. The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world to Orange County, showcasing a diverse collection of international studio and independent films from all film categories; embracing the passion, vision, and independent spirit of both emerging and seasoned filmmakers. The 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will take place from April 23rd – April 30th, 2020, presenting hundreds of films to over 50,000 attendees.


Exclusive interviews


Alfre Woodard


Stephanie Beatriz


Melissa Rauch


Cynthia Erivo


Kelvin Harrison Jr.


Jessie Buckley


Noah Jupe


Rob Morgan


Camila Morrone


Be sure to also peek at our Instagram for some photos from the red carpet and a cute video of Maya Hawke and Kelvin Harrison Jr. sharing an adorable hug!