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ON BEING A ROLE MODEL

"A 25-year-old white actress who is training at Yale or Juilliard or SUNY Purchase or NYU today can look at a dozen white actresses who are working over age 40 in terrific roles. You can't say that for a lot of young black girls. That's why I'm doing what I'm doing." – to the New York Times