I am truly multi-racial. I never knew my biological father. I've always had less information than I would have liked to have had. All I know from my mother is that I have connections to many different cultures.
It's really bizarre because no one knows this, but elephants have killed more animal trainers than any other animal.
The man who raised me is black. Culturally, he made me who I am. He was a theatre director, so he also guided me artistically.
Every actor has their own process. For me, I really need to stay in the pocket. So, if I'm on set and I'm in character, I'm not thinking like a producer. If I'm on set and I'm not in character, wardrobe and make-up, and I'm just coming on set for the moments that I'm not shooting, then I'm able to be the producer.