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I wrote this book to honor the 6-year-old Viola, to honor her life, her joy, her trauma, everything. And, it has just been such a journey – I just EGOT!
Found on CNN 3 months ago
Proud to spotlight these brave, extraordinary women.
Found on CNN 3 years ago
That's up to ABC and more.
Found on CNN 4 years ago
Our husbands aren't coming back. We're on our own, they stole a lot of money, and now people want it from us. Now, the best thing we have going for us is being who we are.... because no one thinks we have the balls to pull this off.
Believe me when I say, it was hard work, my body is feeling it right now.
Found on FOX News 5 years ago
[ Actors ] are in the business of creating human beings, of finding out what makes you tick -- the psychological pathology, pathology is the study of tumors. Acting is a study of' What is your tumor ? What is that nucleus ?' And in order to do that, I felt like if I took that wig off... what it's going to force the writer to do is write the woman.
Not every woman who is sexual is a size 2. Not every woman who is sexual is walking like a supermodel. And not every woman who is sexual is lighter than a paper bag.
I spent so many years at Juilliard just wanting to beat somebody up, i think it was the height of my anger; that chip on my shoulder. I'm still trying to take care of that chip on my shoulder, by the way. It was mainly because I felt my voice as an artist was being stifled.
Found on CNN 6 years ago
In my dreams and visions, I seemed to see a line, and on the other side of that line were green fields, and lovely flowers, and beautiful white ladies, who stretched out their arms to me over the line, but I couldn't reach them no-how, let me tell you something -- the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.
Let me tell you something -- the only thing that separates women of color from anyone else is opportunity.
It was like, ‘If you don’t eat it now, it’ll be gone, and you’re going to be hungry for the next—Lord, who knows how long?’.
Found on FOX News 8 years ago
I'd like to thank Paul Lee, Shonda Rhimes, Betsy Beers and Pete Nowalk for thinking that a sexualized, messy, mysterious woman could be a 49-year-old dark-skinned African-American woman who looks like me.
I have been given a lot of roles that are downtrodden, mammy-ish, a lot of lawyers or doctors who have names but absolutely no lives. You're going to get your three or four scenes, you're not going to be able to show what you can do. You're going to get your little bitty paycheck, and then you're going to be hungry for your next role, which is going to be absolutely the same. That's the truth.
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