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When you’re working as an actor, you don’t think that when you get out of school, it’s going to be so hard to get a…
Sometimes you take a job for the money, sometimes you take it for the location, sometimes you take it for the script; there are just…
It’s like any great medicine that works. It tastes absolutely lousy going down, but ultimately helps and heals you. And that’s what Juilliard was. Juilliard…
I’ve been online doing all kinds of research and that seems to be the constant criticism, that Aibileen’s accent was just too thick. And for…
In life, you know, they do this in focus groups; if you were in such and such circumstance, what would you do? Well, you never…
I think that’s something that people feel that I do really well; I don’t mind it, because ultimately I think the characters I play move…
I heard about the book and I said, ‘Oh my god, I’ve got to read this book,’ and I didn’t know that a white woman…
I didn’t see myself any different from my white counterparts in school. I just didn’t! I thought I could do what they did. And what…
I can’t deal with actors! I can’t deal with myself. We’re neurotic and miserable … I love doing what I’m doing, but while I’m doing…
Can I just tell you, I think it’s the most beautiful thing about young people today, it gives me so much hope for the future,…
And that’s what people want to see when they go to the theater. I believe at the end of the day, they want to see…
I love Wal-Mart. You can put that down. I love Wal-Mart. My husband and I hang out there.
Well, first of all, you read the script a million times. Because what the script gives you are given circumstances. Given circumstances are all the…
I worked in television; I’m the Failed Pilot Queen, I’ve done so many television shows, pilots, theater … when you do it for so long,…
We grew up in abject poverty. Acting, writing scripts and skits were a way of escaping our environment at a very young age.
Tyler Perry’s ‘Madea Goes to Jail!’ Which, I have to tell you, of everything that I’ve ever done in my career, that’s the only thing…
I do believe that there are African Americans who have thick accents. My mom has a thick accent; my relatives have thick accents. But sometimes…
And this is what was fascinating to me about ‘The Help’; they were ordinary people who did extraordinary things.
Your internal dialogue has got to be different from what you say. And, you know, in film, hopefully that registers and speaks volumes. It’s always…
Sometimes you see how humanity can rise above any kind of cultural ills and hate that a person’s capacity to love and communicate and forgive…
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