Being strong can be also feminine. I don't think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy.
To make a movie is very grueling at times. Long, long hours and cold weather.
Some of us just have to work harder to stay in the game.
I'm loving the ingredients that are in Pantene, and it smells so good, and that's important to me. It has cassia and aloe vera. The cassia flower is really good for strengthening hair strands and the aloe is wonderful for moisturizing.
The Alien is gross, scary. There is something in a human being that looks at them and sees it as a cockroach. You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach.
The great thing about the stage is that you have a structured month-long rehearsal period where you're going in every day. You have to have lots of run-throughs with theater because there are no second takes in front of a live audience.
I think I'm a character actress in a leading lady's body, but the industry doesn't really see me that way.
Good storytelling appeals to me - good writing.
If you're in love and there's that chemistry, that's what it's all about.
There is a lot of struggle in being an actor; you need so much emotional strength, no matter what level of stardom you have, that it's nice to have something steady.
I got nominated for a Tony, which was a complete surprise. It was an experience that I will always cherish.
My dad is a director/producer and my mom is a dancer; she performed with Alvin Ailey, but I didn't even think about becoming an actress.
When you're on a set it can be very tedious and slow. It's just not as big as when you see it on film.
You would never expect a black woman to be the hero.
I had never picked up a basketball before. I went through a grueling audition process. It was almost as if I was learning to walk. It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role.
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