• Americans are in need of very objective information, and sometimes it's easier to absorb the message through entertainment and through a great story than through the news outlets [where] everything is sensationalized. Not only are you getting information that sort of defies stereotypes, but you're also getting a wonderful story with hopefully good performances.

    "The Root Interview: Nia Long on 'Mooz-lum' and Motherhood". Interview with Aisha I. Jefferson, February 18, 2011.