There's an unfair position that women are sometimes put in, in the context of superhero movies and action movies, where at once they have to be very strong and fierce but also sexy.
I think I've realized that when you are aiming to create a real body of work, you are as much defined by the things you don't do as by the things you do.
I'm someone that likes to not think too binary about human qualities.
I grew up as a kid looking at artists like David Bowie and Prince; I really admired them.
The term 'breakout' always makes me think of an inmate or some butterfly emerging out of a cocoon.
I don't spend a lot of time contending with the fact that time is not endless.
'Veronica Mars' was my first job, and for some reason, my character changed her hairstyle halfway through the season from curly to - I don't even know why - suddenly straight.
There was a period when I had a hard time reconciling all the different parts of me in a way that I thought would make sense to others.
It's so rare to have an ensemble cast of women.
Oftentimes in films, the female character, if she's not the protagonist - and often, even if she is - feels like an imitation of what a woman is.
Even while I'm really interested in playing female characters that are varied and interesting and dynamic, I'm not of the mind that you always want to play strong female characters. I think I just want to play characters that are interesting, and not all people are 'strong.'
I like to think I'm one of the least athletic people in real life. I don't do a whole lot when I'm left to my own devices except wield forks and knives.
I was gregarious as a kid, but I think the idea of actually getting to know people, I'm just shy. It sort of takes me a minute to want to sit down and talk about myself.
I am multiracial, and I went through different phases - at one point, I listened to Wu-Tang and hip-hop, and then the next year I listened to Joni Mitchell.
I eat almonds professionally, and I can't get enough of Yerbe Mate Cranberry Synergy Kombucha!
I grew up partially in L.A. and partially in New York. In L.A., anything goes because it's really temperate. There aren't any fashion rules dictated by weather, whereas in New York, of course, there are. New York is seasonal, and also it's a fashion mecca, so people are a little more aware of how they put things together.
I'm sort of obsessed with Harlem. Just its history. My father did the music for a play called 'The Huey P. Newton Story,' and they did a lot of work in Harlem. So as a little girl, I spent a lot of time in Harlem Library.
What was so exciting for me about Wakanda and seeing 'Black Panther' was how incredible the women were in it.
I think when any one kind of film does well, it creates a precedent and paves the way for more like it.
Cultural change always precedes political change.