Everybody says 'Good Morning' in Harlem because it's true! And that's lovely.
I love it when ugliness is beautiful. I love character flaws.
In the theater, it's about taking time in a musical segment, a pause in a musical way and then moving on.
Reading is a joy for my kids, and to swing in a hammock on a lazy summer day reading a good book just goes with summer.
I'm not a big fan of mediocre.
You know what I miss? I miss myself, that time to just do things for myself.
Whether you win or not, the night the Oscars are over, the curtain goes down and you go back to the grind. Period.
I'm always a little starstruck anyway. So to work with a movie star, which is Brad, I was excited about that; to work with a movie legend, which is Tony, I wouldn't have passed that up. Just to get to watch him and watch how he works.
They tell us in magazines and in ads, 'Oh, you should look like this, you should wear this, you should look like this movie star, or you're nothing.' And so we're all totally unsatisfied.
In theater, you have a rehearsal period and you know just who to be.
Doing theater is such a specifically energetic and almost acrobatic work.
Harlem is a very family-oriented neighborhood, and it always has been.
I had a science teacher in middle school who inspired me... simply because she acknowledged me and made me feel that what I had to offer was worthy.
I love being a mother; I hate being a housewife - the cooking, the laundry - because it takes away time I could be with my kids.
I loved playing Anne Bancroft, because she was so wonderfully arch.
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