Aja Naomi King

Strength doesn't mean an absence of pain.Aja Naomi King

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Not everyone's high standards have to be the same thing.Aja Naomi King

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I really care about people, and I would need someone to also genuinely value other human beings and want to be connected with people in the world and to know about other cultures. That might not be a high standard for someone else, but for me, it's really important to try and stick to that.Aja Naomi King

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We all have our family issues from time to time.Aja Naomi King

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I think it's well-known that I love all things ABC and Shonda Rhimes - I'm a huge 'Scandal' and 'Grey's Anatomy' fan.Aja Naomi King

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Not to say there's not good TV out there, but I think TV is better when it accurately reflects the world as it is.Aja Naomi King

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TV is such a great medium in what it can do in terms of enlightening an audience. We can really inspire and teach people about other people. That's a powerful tool, and that's something that the arts has always been capable of doing.Aja Naomi King

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Back when people couldn't read, other people would take newspapers and turn them into theater so that people would know what was going on in the world. That is a powerful thing.Aja Naomi King

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I can be just a touch controlling!Aja Naomi King

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Words can't describe how one would feel in that moment after doing a test for something you really want but in your heart you don't think you have a chance of getting.Aja Naomi King

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I love the powerful woman who's complicated. There's no push to be one thing or another thing. It's all human. That's what you look for as an actor: characters written and portrayed in the most human way possible.Aja Naomi King

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I've been performing since I was a child; my mother would have to pull me aside and tell me that I wasn't onstage. I was a cheerleader, president of choir, and in the school play.Aja Naomi King

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Diversity is such an interesting word. I feel like when people hear the word 'diversity,' they think that it means only people of color, when in reality, diversity is all-inclusive; it means everyone.Aja Naomi King

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A man can get my attention by smiling at me and then coming over and talking to me. The best way to get a girl's attention is to start a conversation.Aja Naomi King

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I have a girl crush on Olivia Munn so much, especially on 'Newsroom.' And Cara Delevingne, but who doesn't love her face? Viola Davis is my acting crush.Aja Naomi King

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If I had a free afternoon, I would play music, sit in my backyard, and drink coffee.Aja Naomi King

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A man should be well groomed. If you're going to have facial hair, it should be a choice, not an accident.Aja Naomi King

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I thought I was going to be on Broadway. I thought, 'I'm going to do theater.'Aja Naomi King

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When you do a play, you have all this time to rehearse and grow into the character. In television, even though you're waiting and waiting and waiting, once you're actually on set engaging in the scene with another actor, time is of the essence.Aja Naomi King

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Sometimes as human beings, we're so contradictory - we may say something or do something and completely contradict ourselves. That's what I'm learning to embrace in television - not knowing what's going to happen.Aja Naomi King

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As artists, we thrive when we can express our comfort and our discomfort. If a certain scene is really challenging for us, if we're in an environment where we feel safe, we're able to do our work.Aja Naomi King

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I want to write. I want to direct. I want to produce - I want to inhabit what I think it means to fully be an artist.Aja Naomi King

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The problem of sexism is getting better, but I don't know if it's getting better fast enough. We see more roles for women that don't entirely revolve around the way in which they function in a man's life, but typically those women are almost always white, and even then, there are only a few of them.Aja Naomi King

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Studying acting has been personally enriching because it has taught me to take the time to imagine what someone else's life experience might be like. To look deeply at how our pasts and the circumstances of our early childhoods mold us as people.Aja Naomi King

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Sometimes people just need to feel heard, and being an actor has taught me to really listen.Aja Naomi King

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The advice that I was always given when asking for advice about acting was that if I could imagine myself doing anything else, anything else at all, then go do that.Aja Naomi King

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Create something for yourself that you feel proud of, that you are in control of, that gives you a better understanding of the type of artist you want to be.Aja Naomi King

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I come from a family of storytellers. Growing up, my father would make up these stories about how he and my mother met and fell in love, and my mother would tell me these elaborately visual stories of growing up as a kid in New York, and I was always so enrapt.Aja Naomi King

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My hair routine is to let someone else do it.Aja Naomi King

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To relax, I love sitting back and turning my brain off and watching TV.Aja Naomi King

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