Robert Downey Jr., Quinta Brunson, Kim Kardashian and Nicholas Galitzine Set for Variety’s ‘Actors on Actors’ Season 20

Variety’s “Actors on Actors” returns for its 20th season with the biggest stars of this year’s Emmys season.

Among the highlights of the latest lineup: The first public conversation between Emma Corrin and Elizabeth Debicki, the two actors who played Princess Diana in Netflix’s “The Crown.” Robert Downey Jr. talks about the craft of acting with his longtime pal Jodie Foster. Joey King reunites with Taylor Zakhar Perez, her co-star from “The Kissing Booth.” And Kim Kardashian and Chloë Sevigny, two stars of the Ryan Murphy universe, share notes on working with one of TV’s most influential showrunners.  

One conversation a day will air on for 12 consecutive days, starting on June 3 through June 14. The “Actors on Actors” magazine issue, photographed by celebrated photographed Mary Ellen Matthews, will hit newsstands on June 5. This year’s season will be presented by Peacock.

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“We are thrilled that ‘Actors on Actors’ is back, and bigger than ever,” said Variety co-editor-in-chief Ramin Setoodeh. “This year’s lineup features some of our favorite conversations to date. We can’t wait for the Internet’s favorite awards season franchise to once again reach tens of millions of viewers across all of Variety‘s social media channels.”

Four broadcast episodes will air on PBS SoCal June 13 from 8 to 10 p.m., followed by encores on public television stations across the country and the WORLD Channel (check local listings). All episodes will stream on and the free PBS App following their premieres. 

This year’s Actors on Actors lineup includes the following: 

Leo Woodall (“One Day”) & Nicholas Galitzine (“Mary & George”) 

Joey King (“We Were the Lucky Ones”) & Taylor Zakhar Perez (“Red, White & Royal Blue”) 

Quinta Brunson (“Abbott Elementary”) & Jennifer Aniston (“The Morning Show”) 

Jodie Foster (“True Detective: Night Country”) & Robert Downey Jr. (“The Sympathizer”) 

Jon Hamm (“Fargo,” “The Morning Show”) & Kristen Wiig (“Palm Royale”) 

Tyler James Williams (“Abbott Elementary”) & Anthony Mackie (“Twisted Metal”) 

Anna Sawai (“Shōgun “) & Tom Hiddleston (“Loki”) 

Brie Larson (“Lessons in Chemistry”) & Andrew Scott (“Ripley”) 

Hannah Einbinder (“Hacks”) & Chloe Fineman (“Saturday Night Live”) 

Elizabeth Debicki (“The Crown”) & Emma Corrin (“A Murder at the End of the World”) 

Chloë Sevigny (“Feud: Capote vs. The Swans”) & Kim Kardashian (“American Horror Story: Delicate”) 

Naomi Watts (“Feud: Capote vs. The Swans”) & Jonathan Bailey (“Fellow Travelers”)

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