To be honest, being a fat girl, when people are telling you you need to eat, it's the biggest thrill of your life.
My mother taught us all to bake. It literally calmed us down, and she was able to get rid of all her frustrations.
I woke up one day and thought, 'Enough is enough with bullying myself.' The war is within you, and that's also where it's won. You just have to tackle your insecurities and then let them go.
Women put ourselves through so much. Really, everybody does; it's not a gendered thing. I think all of us are always gonna be tortured by some sense of inadequacy, no matter what. I don't know if there's a way to tell people not do this to themselves.
I love people that go the distance. I hate things that are lukewarm. They've got to be one way or the other and go all the way.
I would have loved to play Atticus in 'To Kill a Mockingbird.' There's no music in it, but it doesn't mean I wouldn't want to do it!
I used to be a pop singer; well, not used to be. I am an R&B singer. My emphasis was on Stevie Wonder and Chaka Khan and Aretha Franklin.
Musically, I'm a huge fan of Stephen Sondheim, and I love, love 'Sweeney Todd.'
I never got to see the circus... I was always in love with being a trapeze artist, though.