The reason why I like theater is because it's a long journey, and no matter what role you play, we are all in it together.
If I see something that's extremely challenging, I'm like, 'That seems really hard. Let's try it.' It's just my personality.
Theater is a lot more interactive, more of a cohesive unit. With television, it can be a different director every episode.
Even when you're not acting, don't lose sight of your goals or who you are.
I started playing piano when I was around four; that's my first passion.
I want the type of career where I can come back to theater. Theater is my home. Theater, to me, is like ballet for dancers. It's my foundation.
I wasn't even a theater kid in high school. I studied classical piano, and I ran track.
I would never be in a film just for the sake of being in a film, so I am waiting for the right role to come along.
I'm a songwriter and I'd love to make that a part of my career.
If I had seen a black woman play Juliet as a little girl, my idea of my place in the world would have been totally different.
My view of myself as an artist expanded because of the time I spent at Cal Arts.
One day I'm not busy at all; the next day I have work for months - that's kind of the way it works!
Shakespeare teaches you how to act. You come out of this process as a better actor. It's just the nature of the words he writes.
The way I work emotionally is: I don't ever try to cry. I try not to, which is what for me produces organic emotion.
When films are remade, it often becomes a big deal. In theater, it's called a revival.
I admire fashion and I respect it greatly, but I don't necessarily follow trends. I never really have. I just wear what I like to wear. I really like colors, and there are some things I wear and don't care what anybody says about it being in style or not. I wear it anyway.
I do create songs and play the guitar. But my focus is definitely on acting. I think, if there's going to be singing involved in my career, it would probably be in musical theater.
I had a period without acting work, and I took a job as a cocktail server. In 'Stick Fly,' my character has to carry a tray, and I knew how to do it because of the job.
I prefer theater and film. I did a little television, and obviously I'm not knocking it. It can be great, and it does pay the bills. But it's a little bit more disjointed.
I really want to do film, but I want to do the right film. The truth for me is that I'm really driven by stories. So there are stories I want to tell, and if it's a good story then I want to do it, whatever genre it is.