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  1. I try to do more intelligent roles, unusual roles, and stronger women, and that’s helped me a little bit with my casting opportunities.
  2. I’ve always been an outsider.
  3. I really only play shooters, which is a nice way to restrict the amount of gameplay in the house.
  4. It’s always been the genres that fascinated me. I think great action movies and great thrillers are transformative.
  5. The City gets more and more beautiful every time I come home.
  6. I think people sleepwalk through their lives, and for me, I wanted to embrace everything. And that meant the agonizing pain and the transcendence, and you can’t have one without the other.
  7. And I was the only black kid in my school for almost all of my childhood, until I was a teenager. So imagine, if you will, being 6 feet tall by third grade, so essentially being a living maypole.
  8. I might not agree with myself in a year.
  9. I like grown up comedy.
  10. I love Toronto. I love it. I love Toronto. I love Canada. I can’t wait to get back. Can’t wait to have some Timbits.
  11. I have a lot of good girlfriends that I really love, but you know, most of my close friends are men.
  12. I believe in hard work. I think that everything flows out of that.
  13. I believe that the essence of marriage is choosing someone who loves you for who you are, embraces everything about you, and building a life with that person. Whether that life is with children or without children — it’s honestly immaterial to building a life with someone that you love fully.
  14. I’ve said this before, and I’m sure there are people who disagree, but I feel like one of the reasons there aren’t a lot more women in stand-up — and there are many more now; it’s not parity, but it’s getting there — is that women are not socialized to look stupid or silly. They’re socialized to be pretty and precious.
  15. You rarely see women being nice to each other on television anymore.
  16. I was always a theatrical kid.
  17. I didn’t mind being in a school with a small African-American population. The African-American-community was very tight, and that was great. But I also wanted to interact with other types of folks.
  18. I love New Orleans. I did a movie there right before Katrina.
  19. I’m surrounded by geniuses, which is really not good for my own personal self-esteem!
  20. I really do know football.

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