Words matter. These are the best Boris Kodjoe Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
I knew immediately that she was going to be in my life forever. I didn’t know in what capacity, but I knew that I had found someone who was going to be close to me for a long time. We became great friends fast.
Sometimes in the black culture, being raised as an independent woman is misconstrued as someone who doesn’t need a man. I think that’s wrong. I think we all need someone.
I was looking to show people I could act. I was looking for something that would take me away from the whole hunk riding off into the sunset thing that people wanted me to play after Brown Sugar.
There was a certain point in my life where I had to decide that I was going to take my future and Nicole’s and not wallow in what happened to me because when you do that, you just keep repeating what’s been happening and at some point you have to make a choice.
I had to study acting to basically educate myself.
Secular artists see themselves with performance; they are more self involved, presentational.
The whole time I was modeling, I had a place in Paris, and a place in New York, and I was really single.
The Southern Baptist Church is a specific culture in itself. So, I had to study, talk to people, watch tape and go to performances to see how Gospel artists move compared to secular artists.
Yet I wanted to have children, and I knew that was my purpose, but I wasn’t going to settle.
Gospel artists are messengers; they are vessels of a message.
I know I can act and it doesn’t matter where you come from.
I love the fact that we, as black people, carry our faith with us. We share it and embrace it and love it and talk about it because we talk about everything else and why not that and that was the first impression that I had that really touched me.
I’m in the booth and first of all, I’m from Germany and I had never heard a gospel in my life.
Don’t ignore the past, but deal with it, on your own pace. Once you deal with it, you are free of it; and you are free to embrace your life and be a happy loving person because if you don’t, the past will come back to haunt and keep coming back to haunt you.
Some of the best actors in the world are very exterior actors, Anthony Hopkins being one of them. He knows exactly how to turn his face to get a certain expression. He knows exactly what to do with eyes, and with his voice. It’s very exterior.
Yet, that’s what studios do. If one thing works, they’ll keep doing it till it runs its course and people aren’t interested anymore.
We’re very open and outspoken about our faith and our beliefs. We also talk about our doubts, our moments of insecurities. We talk about it all day, how we’re inspired by God. We recognize little miracles every day, and that’s how we’re raising our daughter.
Let’s say black, the whole black religious experience, here, is very impressive to me, because when I first arrived I realized that people carry their faith with so much pride.