In MMA, there isn't time to admire your work until it's all over with. In sports-entertainment, I can admire what I'm doing while it's happening.
The team only goes as far as their quarterback takes them.
When I started training at the age of eight, my dad used to encourage me.
If I get an interesting script, I will surely do it. I just don't want to do cliche films.
Like every actor, I am always on the lookout for interesting characters.
I guess I tell jokes a lot, but I'm not really that sure because sometimes they don't laugh, and they just stare at me like I said something insulting.
When I was on the ice, I felt like a free man. With flying, it's the same thing. When I'm flying by myself on an afternoon, I feel free.
I played with a band in Austin when I was doing 'Friday Night Lights.' It was a blast.
When people watch 'Power' and they find out the showrunner is black, it's not surprising. What is surprising is that I am a woman and my background is not particularly urban.
I understand what justice is, and I understand what freedom is, and all of my friends do. It's always been that way. I love freedom of speech. I love freedom of religion. I want my neighbor to be totally fine, for him to be a completely flaming gay guy with his new husband.
In the 1970s, New York was known as a place of great artistic production. Slowly, my city went from a place of production to a place of consumption.
Some of the most interesting characters in literature and in movies and TV have been ones that you can't quite figure out all the way.
I grew up in Stoneham, a little suburb of Boston. It's pronounced 'Stone 'em' because Massachusetts doesn't bend to the will of 'how letters are supposed to be said.'
There's a lot of paranormal activity in my family. Whether it is more than most other families is hard to say, but we seem to have more than most.
Perhaps a young boy or girl, after watching my video, can go, 'Maybe I don't have to be embarrassed. Maybe I can come out at school, maybe I can tell my best friend... and maybe I don't have to be afraid anymore.'
I'm a free spirit.
I love Frank Sinatra. He is one of my biggest all-time idols.
I like the idea of conceiving a show and putting on a show, and especially when I got to the place where I could play theaters.
Dance has helped me overcome a lot of personal challenges. If I feel sad or depressed, I just go to the set and dance. It makes me feel alive.