I believe that change keeps you young.
When I started acting, I was told over and over again, 'You're no good.' But I said to myself, 'You've got to keep it up.'
I had to endure the worst time of all in terms of racial discrimination in Hollywood when I first started out. It was inconcievable to American directors and producers that a Mexican woman could have a lead role.
I want my little girl to tell me who she is so I can encourage her and not impose my desires for her on her life. I want her to dream big and to know that if she is willing to earn it, she can have anything - and become anything.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.