” When you just come into a show that’s already established, you feel that they’re family, and they have a way of doing things and running things. “


” When I look at material, I get excited by things that are telling the truth because that’s what you want to do: tell somebody else’s truth. “


” When I looked at ‘Dear White People,’ you have four African-American students who are all very different and who are trying to figure out who they are. They’re dealing with identity issues and crises. That is exciting to me, to see African-American young people on a page, on a screen, who are so diverse and whose stories are all so different. “


” When you get into this industry and the restrictions placed on women, first, and then on women on color, next? Yeah, this business comes with its challenges. But I do not shy away from those challenges. “


” When you get older, you start to doubt, and you put limitations on yourself. But little Teyonah had no fear. “


” When you have filmmakers like Justin Simien, writers, producers, actresses like Lena Waithe, who are people of color, they’re creating their own content and saying, ‘You know what? We’re not going to wait on someone else to tell our story. We’re going to do it ourselves. You can be a part of it or not. “


” I think people need to watch ‘Chi-Raq’ because you need to know what’s happening in your back yard. “


” It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don’t feel like you have it in you, it’s in you. You have to believe in yourself. People will see your vision and passion and follow you. “


” I think social media is a slippery slope because while you’re projecting something out to people, they also project back onto you what they want to see. “



All 9 Teyonah Parris Quotes about You in picture


When you just come into a show that
When I look at material, I get excited by things that are telling the truth because that


When I looked at
When you get into this industry and the restrictions placed on women, first, and then on women on color, next? Yeah, this business comes with its challenges. But I do not shy away from those challenges.
When you get older, you start to doubt, and you put limitations on yourself. But little Teyonah had no fear.
When you have filmmakers like Justin Simien, writers, producers, actresses like Lena Waithe, who are people of color, they
I think people need to watch
It only takes one person to mobilize a community and inspire change. Even if you don
I think social media is a slippery slope because while you
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