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Emmy contender web chats: Portraits of the TV stars who've stopped by to gab

While Emmy voters have the tough job of choosing which series and performances of this season’s Peak TV crop are deserving of a nomination, we here at The Times have it much better. We get to talk with the Emmy contenders in person, so there’s no narrowing it down for us! Here’s a look at who’s dropped in for a chat so far. You can also watch their interviews at latimes.com/emmychats.

Eric McCormack, star of "Will & Grace."
Eric McCormack, star of "Will & Grace." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Elizabeth Olsen stars in "Sorry for Your Loss," a drama from Facebook Watch.
Elizabeth Olsen stars in "Sorry for Your Loss," a drama from Facebook Watch. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie play a married couple in the grief drama "Sorry for Your Loss."
Elizabeth Olsen and Mamoudou Athie play a married couple in the grief drama "Sorry for Your Loss." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Kate Beckinsale, star of "The Widow" on Amazon Prime.
Kate Beckinsale, star of "The Widow" on Amazon Prime. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Actress Lily Collins, star of the PBS "Masterpiece" adaptation of "Les Miserables."
Actress Lily Collins, star of the PBS "Masterpiece" adaptation of "Les Miserables." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Ken Jeong, star of "The Hangover" franchise, NBC sitcom "Community," "Crazy Rich Asians" and other film and TV roles.
Ken Jeong, star of "The Hangover" franchise, NBC sitcom "Community," "Crazy Rich Asians" and other film and TV roles. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Mireille Enos, who played Seattle detective Sarah Linden on "The Killing," reunites with co-star Joel Kinnaman in a very different kind of thriller: "Hanna."
Mireille Enos, who played Seattle detective Sarah Linden on "The Killing," reunites with co-star Joel Kinnaman in a very different kind of thriller: "Hanna." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Anthony Carrigan is known for playing Victor Zsasz in the Fox series "Gotham" and Tyler Davies in the ABC series "The Forgotten." He currently plays NoHo Hank in the HBO series "Barry."
Anthony Carrigan is known for playing Victor Zsasz in the Fox series "Gotham" and Tyler Davies in the ABC series "The Forgotten." He currently plays NoHo Hank in the HBO series "Barry." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Timothy Simons kept audiences in stitches as Jonah Ryan on the HBO political comedy "Veep."
Timothy Simons kept audiences in stitches as Jonah Ryan on the HBO political comedy "Veep." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Chlumsky plays Amy Brookheimer of the HBO political satire "Veep."
Anna Chlumsky plays Amy Brookheimer of the HBO political satire "Veep." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Joey King, 19, star of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth," dives into a twisted true-life killing in Hulu's "The Act."
Joey King, 19, star of Netflix's "The Kissing Booth," dives into a twisted true-life killing in Hulu's "The Act." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
In the BBC drama "Bodyguard," Richard Madden plays a special protection officer tasked with keeping Britain’s home secretary safe.
In the BBC drama "Bodyguard," Richard Madden plays a special protection officer tasked with keeping Britain’s home secretary safe. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sara Gilbert, star of "The Conners," ABC's spinoff from "Roseanne."
Sara Gilbert, star of "The Conners," ABC's spinoff from "Roseanne." (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Cat Deeley has 14 seasons as host of “So You Think You Can Dance” and five Emmy nominations under her belt.
Cat Deeley has 14 seasons as host of “So You Think You Can Dance” and five Emmy nominations under her belt. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Ralph Macchio still executes his martial-arts moves in "Cobra Kai," the YouTube Premium sequel series to the iconic "Karate Kid."
Ralph Macchio still executes his martial-arts moves in "Cobra Kai," the YouTube Premium sequel series to the iconic "Karate Kid." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Molly Shannon, star of Comedy Central’s "The Other Two."
Molly Shannon, star of Comedy Central’s "The Other Two." (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Eric Bana, star of the true-crime series "Dirty John" on Bravo.
Eric Bana, star of the true-crime series "Dirty John" on Bravo. (Myung J. Chun / Los Angeles Times)
Reid Scott winds down as Dan Egan on "Veep" as the HBO series ends its run.
Reid Scott winds down as Dan Egan on "Veep" as the HBO series ends its run. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
British actress and singer Carmen Ejogo played schoolteacher-turned-author Amelia Reardon on HBO's "True Detective."
British actress and singer Carmen Ejogo played schoolteacher-turned-author Amelia Reardon on HBO's "True Detective." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
"Two and a Half Men" actress Marin Hinkle steps back into the world of 1950s stand-up comedy as Rose Weissman in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime.
"Two and a Half Men" actress Marin Hinkle steps back into the world of 1950s stand-up comedy as Rose Weissman in “The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel” on Amazon Prime. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Jared Harris is known for his versatile work in "Mad Men, "The Crown" and most recently in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl."
Jared Harris is known for his versatile work in "Mad Men, "The Crown" and most recently in the HBO miniseries "Chernobyl." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Rhea Seehorn plays dedicated lawyer Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul."
Rhea Seehorn plays dedicated lawyer Kim Wexler in "Better Call Saul." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Manny Jacinto plays lovable lug Jason Mendoza on "The Good Place."
Manny Jacinto plays lovable lug Jason Mendoza on "The Good Place." (Ken Kwok / Los Angeles Times)
Mark Hamill, known across the globe as Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars," portrays Talus on the History Channel series "Knightfall."
Mark Hamill, known across the globe as Luke Skywalker from "Star Wars," portrays Talus on the History Channel series "Knightfall." (Irfan Khan / Los Angeles Times)
Topher Grace, known for his roles on "That '70s Show," "Spider-Man 3" and "Predators," learned a lot about Ebola filming the NatGeo miniseries adaptation of "The Hot Zone."
Topher Grace, known for his roles on "That '70s Show," "Spider-Man 3" and "Predators," learned a lot about Ebola filming the NatGeo miniseries adaptation of "The Hot Zone." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, long remembered as Zack Morris in "Saved by the Bell" and Det. John Clark Jr. in "NYPD Blue," continues to expand his versatility.
Mark-Paul Harry Gosselaar, long remembered as Zack Morris in "Saved by the Bell" and Det. John Clark Jr. in "NYPD Blue," continues to expand his versatility. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Trevor Noah, who brings the laughs on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," is just trying to keep up with day's news like the rest of us.
Trevor Noah, who brings the laughs on Comedy Central's "The Daily Show," is just trying to keep up with day's news like the rest of us. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Andrew-Rannells stars in "Black Monday" which chronicles the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street.
Andrew-Rannells stars in "Black Monday" which chronicles the 31st anniversary of the worst stock market crash in the history of Wall Street. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sharon Horgan's comedy "Catastrophe" offers an unblinking look at matrimony and parenthood.
Sharon Horgan's comedy "Catastrophe" offers an unblinking look at matrimony and parenthood. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Steve Zahn is downright giddy to talk about his role in "Valley of the Boom" about Silicon Valley in the 1990s.
Steve Zahn is downright giddy to talk about his role in "Valley of the Boom" about Silicon Valley in the 1990s. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Michael Angarano is in a unique position on the NBC drama "This Is Us." Although his character, Nicky Pearson, is alive during the multiple time periods the series covers, he does not portray the role at every age.
Michael Angarano is in a unique position on the NBC drama "This Is Us." Although his character, Nicky Pearson, is alive during the multiple time periods the series covers, he does not portray the role at every age. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Christina Applegate plays recent window Jen Harding in "Dead to Me."
Christina Applegate plays recent window Jen Harding in "Dead to Me." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Milo Ventimiglia talked about "This is Us" and of some of the secrets his character kept from his family.
Milo Ventimiglia talked about "This is Us" and of some of the secrets his character kept from his family. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Adam Scott appeared in a CBS All Access The Twilight Zone episode called "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet." The title of the episode, is a riff on one of the original show's more famous episodes, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet."
Adam Scott appeared in a CBS All Access The Twilight Zone episode called "Nightmare at 30,000 Feet." The title of the episode, is a riff on one of the original show's more famous episodes, "Nightmare at 20,000 Feet." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Matthew Macfadyen sat down with The Envelope and talked about some of his favorite lines in HBO's "Succession" and how Tom is different from his role in "Howards End."
Matthew Macfadyen sat down with The Envelope and talked about some of his favorite lines in HBO's "Succession" and how Tom is different from his role in "Howards End." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Christina Hendricks describes "Good Girls" as a real passion project.
Christina Hendricks describes "Good Girls" as a real passion project. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
(L-R)- Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez star in Netflix-original comedy-drama "One Day at a Time."
(L-R)- Justina Machado and Isabella Gomez star in Netflix-original comedy-drama "One Day at a Time." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Sanaa Lathan from the New CBS All-Access " The Twilight Zone."
Sanaa Lathan from the New CBS All-Access " The Twilight Zone." (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Anna Konkle from the comedy series, "PEN15" on Hulu.
Anna Konkle from the comedy series, "PEN15" on Hulu. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Timothy Hutton recently stared in "The Haunting of Hill House," a supernatural horror web television series created for Netflix.
Timothy Hutton recently stared in "The Haunting of Hill House," a supernatural horror web television series created for Netflix. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Drew Tarver stars in "The Other Two," a comedy series about follows two floundering millennial siblings who must grapple with their 13-year-old brother's overnight fame.
Drew Tarver stars in "The Other Two," a comedy series about follows two floundering millennial siblings who must grapple with their 13-year-old brother's overnight fame. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Justina Machado stars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Isabella Gomez.
Justina Machado stars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Isabella Gomez. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin recently starred in "The Twilight Zone" developed by Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, and Marco Ramirez, based on the original 1959 television series created by Rod Serling.
Jennifer Michelle "Ginnifer" Goodwin recently starred in "The Twilight Zone" developed by Simon Kinberg, Jordan Peele, and Marco Ramirez, based on the original 1959 television series created by Rod Serling. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Ellie Kemper played the starring role in the Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," for which she has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series.
Ellie Kemper played the starring role in the Netflix comedy series "Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt," for which she has received two nominations for the Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Comedy Series. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
Isabella Gomezs tars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Justina Machado.
Isabella Gomezs tars in "One Day at a Time" with her co-star Justina Machado. (Kirk McKoy / Los Angeles Times)
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