I’ve been to Cuba many times.
I wanted to make a black story about South Africa. Unfortunately, no producer in the United States would put one penny into a black story.
I believe that the American audience is not so dumb that they wouldn’t be interested in a black story.
Francois Truffaut was my godfather on ‘Sugar Cane Alley.’ He believed in me and in that story, and told everyone that it should be made.
As a child, I always wanted to be the last one to take a bath because I knew I could close the door and spend hours just having my bath and singing.