Movies have influenced all writers, not just thriller writers.
Movies have takes. But plays are like life - you don't really get takes.
Movies like 'Westworld' used ideas I'd thought of a long time ago.
Movies are a fad. Audiences really want to see live actors on a stage.
When you are making an independent film, money is never an issue.
When you know what an actor has, you can reach in and arouse it. If you don't know what he has, you don't know what the hell is going on.
When I was five I think, that's when I started wanting to be an actress.
What's fascinating is, people in Washington would rather spend time in Hollywood, and people in Hollywood would rather spend time in Washington.
I think with movies I am really connecting to the Joseph Campbell idea of the collective unconscious.
I love producing. I am loving doing that. I think that is my most natural space in the business. I just love producing or editing and that's where I thrive.
I love being black in America, and especially being black in Hollywood.
I feel fine, I don't care who the director is. All you have to do is know what your doing - all of us - everybody in the business - that's all you ask anyone - you know your job, I know mine, let's go do it.
I don't know what my favorite film of mine is... But I think the most important film I was in was 'Glory'.
I don't get off on romantic parts. But I often think if I had had my dental work done early on, well, maybe.
And that if you become a star, people are going to go to see you. If you remain an actor, they're going to go and see the story you're in.
And finding the hat, I always like to find the hat. And then props just dress the set. It's all fabulous.
All my life, all my life that I can, as far back as I can remember, I saw my first movie when I was six years old. And since then I wanted to do that. I wanted to be a part of that.
Acting means living, it's all I do and all I'm good at. If I weren't getting paid well, I would still be acting in a small troupe somewhere.