I had been working early in my life in films - since I was 11.
The loneliness is when you pick up and move, even if you are not originally from that place, and you have some memories that you want to embrace. Having a life in transit, I feel like you are always looking out the back window.
My family was very supportive of my acting. They didn't really have a choice because I got jobs acting before anyone could really say anything. It paid my way through college and helped my family out.
In every character I play, I try to imbibe something. Every film is a learning process for me.
When you get to play with the big boys, your game improves drastically.
I love films for the fact that it is like working under a microscope. It is sort of like a laboratory.
Part of the work is determining through what instrument you are playing. Actors are physical, olympian storytellers and we should be able to create entire landscapes with nothing.
We make a contract within ourselves as actors or directors or writers about how much of ourselves we let into projects. You can actually figure out before you work on something how much blood you will have to let emotionally.
You have to work with what you are given, even in Shakespeare. we have our form and it is important that we free ourselves through it.
I hear music as narrative.
America makes up its own mind about what it wants to see.
Rap is rhythm and poetry. Hip-hop is storytelling and poetry as well.
Acting school was summer camp, and I needed concentration camp. I had so many different ideas swirling between culture and how to tie things together.
I think that rap is narrative, when it's done right.
It is important to keep your head up and follow what you believe is right.