Mary | recent college grad | twenty-something |Black, fat, neuroatypical, Ugandan American, allistic, dyadic, able bodied, questioning, cis woman | social justice and stuff
I work with my acting coach to help me get into character and do pronunciation drills and tongue twisters to help me deliver lines.
I envision the script as a story in my mind, memorize the entire thing and have it play out. It helps me figure out where my character needs to go.
You have to be serious, but you also have to make your own time to have fun.
I tell jokes, I laugh with the people on set, I play with the director. Then I try to pay attention and see what I have to do.
When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals. My favorite animal is a polar bear. They’re going extinct, and I really don’t want that to happen.”
Quotes are from Quvenzhané Wallis’s Secrets: Work Hard, Play Hard, Think About Polar Bears in The New York Times by Molly Young. She got to talk to Quvenzhané about her creative process. This child is so gifted.
(I’m still low key mad that her epic commercial wasn’t a film but instead a commercial for Maserati. I’m gonna go see Annie during Christmas time, in the meanwhile.)
i need ferguson to go down in history books. i need school children in the year 2074 to learn about michael brown being shot on august 9th, 2014 by officer darren wilson. i need this to spark a movement. this can not lose the focus of society a mere month after it happened.
Im serious when I say that white people better give credit where credit is due when it comes to discussing racism.
Especially if it’s your friends of color who are calling you out on shit. The mental toil that we go through to call you out is exhausting. So don’t you dare go passing off info as if you’ve come to some brilliant realization on your own. I swear if I see a white person do this with info I’ve given them, I will scream.