We should realise that Hollywood is not obliged to write roles for Asian actors.
I don't use my writing career as a vehicle to get me acting work or to write roles for myself.
We need to encourage more women to write roles for other women. The great substantive roles aren't being written for women and aren't being produced and directed by women.
If you write interesting roles, you get interesting people to play them. If you write roles that are full of nuance and contradiction and have interesting dialog, actors are drawn to that.
I know it may seem surprising to people, but learning dialog that has a conversational flow to it is not that difficult.
Finding a writer who can write decent kids' dialog and finding kids that can act realistically and not 'cute' is an effort.
I'm always going to use music, use culture as a tool to engage people to have this dialog, to enable others. That's very important.
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Melvin Van Peebles
An acoustic show is all about you, and any little nuance or mistake is amplified.
The moon puts on an elegant show, different every time in shape, colour and nuance.
Substituting nuance for novelty is what experts do, and that is why they are never bored.
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I always look for contradiction in a character.
I'm a walking contradiction. I am funny that way.
In contradiction and paradox, you can find truth.
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I've always been drawn to city skylines.
I'm drawn to the not-so-perfect character.
I'm drawn to the path of least resistance.
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Casper Van Dien
I want to have roles in English.
I've been getting diverse roles.
I played a wide variety of roles.
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Philip Seymour Hoffman
Actors are very generous.
I don't envy young actors.
Actors are all narcissists.
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Lisa Nicole Carson
An empty canvas is full.
A full beard looks cool.
Richard C. Armitage
I'm so full I can't hear.
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Dictators are interesting, no?
Make the important interesting.
Facts are not interesting to me.
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I can't play a slave.
What we play is life.
Play well with others.
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