Inside the Actors Studio

Sunday, May 1 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Bravo!

GOLDEN GLOBE-winner Jim Carrey, one of the most sought-after guests in INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO history, takes the hot seat with host James Lipton. Lipton first invited Carrey 17 years ago to appear on the show and on the night of the memorable taping, told the audience Carrey is worth the “17 years of foreplay.” Leaving no stone unturned, Lipton takes the audience back to Carrey’s early days as a class clown in school through to his most recent film, I Love You Phillip Morris, Best Comedy-nominee for the 16th Annual Critics’ Choice Movie Awards. Also this month, Lipton chats with music producer and actor Sean ‘P. Diddy’ Combs (May 8) and in a series first, Lipton welcomes back Actors Studio Drama School alum Bradley Cooper to talk about the release of Hangover 2 in one of the most emotional interviews in the series’ history (May 15).

Sunday, April 10 at 5:00 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Bravo!

Host James Lipton sits down for a chat with then OSCAR-nominee, Colin Firth after his recent winning streak at the GOLDEN GLOBE� and SAG Awards. Lipton explores the intricate details of Firth’s attention-grabbing role as “Jack Frost” at age five, the contradictions that go along with being British and his attraction to quiet heroes, much like his role as King George VI in The King’s Speech. Also featured this month on INSIDE THE ACTOR’S STUDIO are OSCAR�-nominee James Franco (April 17) and the legendary Betty White (April 24).

One of the most successful rock bands in the world, BON JOVI, appears on the next episode of Bravo!’s acclaimed series, INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO (May 23).

The band’s connection to acting? Jon Bon Jovi’s on-screen credits include appearances on television series such as THE WEST WING, ALLY MCBEAL and SEX AND THE CITY.

The band’s frontman also starred in Hollywood films such as No Looking Back (opposite Lauren Holly and Edward Burns), Pay It Forward (with Kevin Spacey, Helen Hunt and Haley Joel Osment) and a brief appearance in Young Guns II – for which the band supplied the film’s chart-topping theme song “Blaze of Glory” that garnered a Golden Globe® win and an Academy Award® nomination for Best Original Song.

The band’s keyboardist David Bryan tapped into musical theatre, co-writing the Tony®-nominated musical, Memphis, now playing on Broadway. He also co-wrote the off-Broadway musical The Toxic Avenger.

With instruments in hand, the legendary band (which includes Jon Bon Jovi, David Bryan, guitarist Richie Sambora, and drummer Tico Torres) reflect on their years together and rock the ACTORS STUDIO – performing renditions of their classic hits including “Livin’ on a Prayer” and “Wanted Dead or Alive,” before discussing how they came full circle on their latest album with host James Lipton.

INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO featuring BON JOVI premieres Sunday, May 23 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Bravo!.

With only four episodes left of Bravo!’s acclaimed INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO series (Season 16), this week host James Lipton sits down with Hollywood’s leading comeback actor Mickey Rourke – who also stars in the highly-anticipated Iron Man sequel which  hits theatres this weekend. 

In this episode, which Lipton calls “by far one of the most emotional shows,” Rourke holds nothing back as he reflects on his rollercoaster career, his stint as a professional boxer, and his triumphant comeback in The Wrestler. The actor also shares some of the most personal experiences of his life including details of his abusive childhood, the untimely death of his brother, and re-connecting with his long-lost father. Rourke also talks about his short career as a gangster when he was young and how he got into acting because of a drug deal gone bad.

INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO with Mickey Rourke premieres Sunday, May 9 at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Bravo!

The season wraps-up with Danny DeVito (May 16) and Bon Jovi (May 23) before concluding with Hilary Swank (May 30).

Sundays at 5 p.m. ET / 2 p.m. PT on Bravo

April is full of laughs during comedy month on INSIDE THE ACTORS STUDIO. New episodes feature comedians Mike Myers (Apr. 5), Conan O’Brien (Apr. 12), Ricky Gervais (Apr. 19), and Dave Chappelle, who hosts the special two-hour 200th episode airing Apr. 26. On April 5, Bravo! broadcasts repeat episodes to kick off the month of comedy. Julia Louis Dreyfus airs at 11 a.m. ET, Billy Crystal at 12 p.m. ET, Eddie Murphy at 1 p.m. ET, and Chris Rock at 3 p.m. ET.