I've tried actively to define myself and redefine myself, and not be pigeonholed.
I decided sitcoms weren't for me.
I had done the sitcom thing to lesser and lesser degrees of success.
Every little kid has always wanted to be a race car driver. This gets some of that out.
My grandmother was born in 1900, and she would regale me with tales I call 'Little House on the Prairie' tales, but they were tales of segregated and racist America growing up in Alabama and Mississippi, where she came from.
I couldn't wait to be, you know, a Black Panther. Of course they wouldn't let me join.