I have a whole other side that has yet to be seen on screen.
Lot of the scripts I've been in with other non-white actors haven't been great. Lot of non-white actors ain't all that great.
In the beginning, all I wanted to do was to be a singer and a dancer. That was my real groove, my real interest. When it came to doing films, my biggest goal was to do a commercial.
And as for me doing research here in Nigeria, no: that's not what I'm here for. But now that you've mentioned it, it sounds like a great idea. I'd absolutely love to do 'Black Panther' in Nigeria.
A lot of people now don't know I've been on Broadway.
I'm not looking at an action movie as something where I just jump around and look beautiful and show my muscles. Since there are so few people that do this and have that pedigree, people disregard their contribution.
My sign is Leo. A Leo has to walk with pride. When he takes a step, he has to put his foot down. You walk into a room and you want people to know your presence, without you doing anything.
Nobody wants to get locked up, although 'locked up' is a matter of perspective. There can be people who are out who are in prison mentally and emotionally and worse off than those who are behind bars.
I've been trying to keep the private life private. Not being savvy or trained on how to do good interviews like a politician, I thought it was wiser to follow my mother's advice: If you have nothing good to say, don't say anything at all.
I've reduced a lot of the stress in my life. I've gotten rid of a lot of things. The light was turned on and a lot of the cockroaches started spinning. I swept them out the door. And sometimes you just have to throw things out because they carry a certain energy.
I didn't defraud the government by taking money that was not mine.
If a woman decides she likes me, it would behoove her to take into consideration that my art has had a strong influence on the type of person I am.
Well, I'm an artist to the core. And my objective has always been to use my talents and my skills to elevate humanity through my art.
We should be able to go to our government and get clear answers.
I didn't go into this business to do action because I'm a classically trained actor. But I'm good at kicking and punching.