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I’ve always gotten a positive reaction to doing African-American characters.
The more you understand me, the less characters I can play.
I always look for interesting, complex characters. You know, interesting, well-written material.
In the music industry, you meet some not very nice people, some very strange characters.
I don’t think of my characters as people I create, I think of them more as people I have met and whom I’m exploring on the page. I don’t actually think of myself as having ‘created’ any of these people.
Each morning my characters greet me with misty faces willing, though chilled, to muster for another day’s progress through the dazzling quicksand the marsh of blank paper.
I think I’m drawn to more villain-type characters, because it’s so cool to get to say all the things you want to say. In Hollywood, you get to this position where you have to bite your tongue so much. You take all your experiences of not being able to say what you really want to say, and channel that through your character.
There is a strange impulse in many to protect Bible characters and to use them as inspiration… as if sanctification happens as a result of emulation.
My feeling with my characters is that they all have a right to feel exactly the way that they do, so I never censor them. I don’t judge them.
I have been fortunate to experience a wide range of characters. What more can an actor ask for?
I was kind of a cross between Kristy and Mary Anne among ‘The Baby-Sitters Club’ characters. I was shy, but I was also kind of a tomboy, and I was really good at sticking my foot in my mouth even though I was shy.
I like having a plot; I like characters with a reason to get up in the morning.
Characters are an extreme form in Shakespeare’s theater.
I still have a problem with nuns. I follow them around like a kitten with a ball of yarn. After a while, all my characters become very close friends.
Creating characters is just another way to express a type and put that type to use.