It is so important to get respect for what you do and at the same time give it.
You cant just trust to luck; you have to really listen to what that character is telling you.
There is some sadness for me now about acting because it used to be that there was a reverence for actors.
I earned my share same as everybody. Well, I coulda got killed same as everybody. And I'm wanted by the law same as everybody. I'm a nervous wreck, and that's the truth. I have to take sass from Miss Bonnie Parker all the time. I deserve mine.
I believe in things that move people, if the audience isn't deeply caught up and moved to either laughter or tears then I don't think it is theater.
Getting work in theater has always been sort of cyclical.
At this point the theater America is in such a precarious place.
I talked with Brian Stokes Mitchell, who agreed with me that if you have a gift there is always stuff to do.
When I see what I want, I do it.
All of the generations go to what is chic for them, and theater seems to be an older generation's art form.
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