You don't see a lot of black rock stars. The music industry tends to be segregated stylistically. It's hard for a black artist to cross over to rock music.
Because of the way tech is changing, and becoming cheaper and user-friendly, it's becoming easier to make films cheaply, maintaining quality.
If you're going to come at me, come at me respectfully, and I will respond respectfully.
You either get better, or you don't progress.
Art is art, and journalism is journalism.
Nothing will ever top 'The Wire.' It was historical. It was black cinema.
When you're in a high-stress situation, dynamics between people can change.
It's funny, because in drama school, my greatest strength was my range. So my early career was like that: I played all kinds of different characters.
I'm interested not just in projects that I'll be starring in, but producing film and TV that's really quality and great for adults; and when I say 'great for adults,' it doesn't mean without humor, because I'm also interested in doing comedy.
Don't be a victim; if you want to make movies, make movies.
Growing up, I never imagined I would be an actor.
'Pigeonholed' isn't the right word, because I feel like I've had a very wide range of characters that I've been allowed to play.
The African American community is so under-served in the entertainment industry.
'The Wire' really drew on a lot of real-life situations and real-life organizations - it created fiction to make a social statement about reality.
I can only speak as an American, but most journalism here isn't doing its job any more. It's about selling stuff.
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