I think it's important to take a break, you know, from the public eye for a while, and give people a chance to miss you. I want longevity. I don't want to get out there and run myself ragged and spread myself thin.

You have to love what you do to want to do it everyday.

Because I came out as a singer, I took the time to get an acting coach.

Keep working hard and you can get anything that you want.

I don't want to abandon one work for the other, and I don't think I need to sacrifice anything to put my all into either one of them.

I have the time needed to support the album and tour.

If I don't think about it, it won't drive me crazy.

I don't think about my previous success. I'm happy that the work I've done has been very successful.

All I can do is leave it in God's hands and hope that my fans feel where I'm coming from.

I know that people think I'm sexy and I am looked at as that. It is cool with me. It's wonderful to have sexy appeal. If you embrace it, it can be a very beautiful thing.

There are times I can't even figure myself out.

In film, you are a totally different person than in the video.

It was always part of the plan to move into acting.

There are certain things I want to keep to me. I don't discuss my private life.

I don't feel I made any sacrifices at all. I'm doing my best to juggle.

I stay true to myself and my style, and I am always pushing myself to be aware of that and be original.

I see myself as sexy. If you are comfortable with it, it can be very classy and appealing.

I'm the interpreter. I'm the one who takes your words and brings them to life. I was trained to sing and dance and laugh, and that's what I want to do.

If you want to go to the mall, you have to take security. But it's always cool. The kids are amazing.

I'm a total performer.

The Matrix is top secret. There isn't much that can be said right now.

I began to work the stage and get the audience into it. I also learned how to have fun out there. It is something I will never forget.

There are times in my life when I just want to be by myself.

It's hard to say what I want my legacy to be when I'm long gone.

It's really a sad story, and I liked that. The songs on this album talk about relationships in every aspect.

Romeo Must Die came at the right time. It was the right vehicle for me.

I want people to remember me as a full on entertainer and a good person.

I'm involved in some action scenes, so they'll train me for that. I'll be working with my acting coach to prepare for my character.