A solid sense of self will help a person to lead a full and happy life.
I can be dramatic. I can be funny. I can be sexy. I can be sad. I can be glad.
I don't want kids to be distracted by pipe dreams.
I love seeing my mom and my daughter embrace their natural hair. I'm glad I've embraced it, too.
I am actually very in touch with all of my emotions, from joy to pain, and I am free with them.
I'm definitely in a place where I'm looking for different than what I've done in the past, just so I can go to work and do something I haven't done before.
I believe in getting a good education to be able to go out into the world and make a difference.
Thankfully, I was given a strong base by my parents, an understanding of who I was and my strength.
Hollywood is so governed by the ego, and I never wanted to fall into that trap.
I like movies that resonate, that give voice to the voiceless.
I think it's always nice to have a film where the underdog comes out on top, doing their best, and surpasses everybody's expectations.
I live a very joyful life, with a lot of laughter and good times.
I'm happy when people come up and say how they feel about what your character went through, you know, I went through and it's helping me deal with it. I get to see the movie through the audience's eyes and that's really gratifying.
Unfortunately, when you're an actor you're like 'Ah, if the only knew.'
Making 'Beloved' was an awesome experience.
'Beloved.' That's an amazing film and I'm sorry more people didn't see it when it came out.
I'm very free with all my emotions, whether it's happy, sad, mad, glad, whatever.
I have a lot of compassion for human beings in life experiences, so I allow myself to feel what these characters are feeling and don't have a problem accepting that.
I don't have to be glamorous all the time.
We need happy, productive citizens on our planet for us to survive.
I grew up an athlete. Track and field and dance. In track, I actually went to the Junior Olympics. I've always been very athletic.
I decided to start embracing and wearing my natural hair, but there was only one problem; I didn't know what to do with it or how to style it. Growing up, all I knew was my relaxed, processed hair, so I had to go through this learning phase.
I watched Westerns from the time I was a girl. My dad was a big Western fan. I always loved Clint Eastwood movies and Westworld, where the guy gets trapped in a western-themed amusement park. The western motif was fascinating to me.
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