Words matter. These are the best Susan Kelechi Watson Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
We all need somebody to say, ‘I love you. I see you. And I’m not going to give up on you.’ Everybody has validity. Everybody has a purpose.
There was a time when I just didn’t have the opportunities, which meant going without things in my life – whether it was clothes, or food, or money – and living a really bare-bones life.
PBS was just such an awesome resource for a child’s early development. And now I realize Mister Rogers is also an awesome resource for an adult’s development because his philosophies are just timeless and are so relevant and are so important and are so simple and just something we can all grasp onto easily.
I’ve trained in dance for most of my life, but ballet was the thing I left behind the earliest because they felt like I didn’t have the right body for it, and I didn’t like that and never felt like I could be a part of that dance structure.
It’s always really cool as an actor to have a character that people want to see the best for.
You have to practice the life you want regardless of what the circumstances are.
I pray and meditate every morning for anywhere between 15 to 50 minutes.
Thank God I applied to Howard. It’s where I belonged.
That’s always fun to play: the person who can be truthful and blunt, and people take it because that’s who she is.
I trained in theater. I loved Los Angeles, but I’ve found New York to be successful for me.
I have a mole in my eye, which is a very specific thing.
A month before I booked ‘This Is Us,’ I was like, ‘Maybe I should move to Montreal and work in a coffee shop.’
It’s a complicated dynamic sometimes, mothers and daughters. There’s this thing of, like, ‘This is a model of womanhood for you,’ but yet we find so many reasons why we don’t want to be like our mother.
I think, so often, we can let our circumstances dictate what our value is. And I have to remember that my value is the same whether I’m in the dirt or I’m picked up and dusted off.
What I say is that there’s this culture and this vibe and this community in Brooklyn that’s so amazing and wonderful, and it has influence on the world. That’s the part of Brooklyn that I love and I begin to miss.
Historically, and even now, women have been asked to give up on their dreams way more than men, mostly – because it’s sort of like you’re supposed to once you become a wife and mother. That’s a generalization; that’s what the mentality has been.
There’s light and dark in all things, you know?
As a kid, you’re so at the mercy of the people around you, the people raising you, your environment.
As you build your career, you know where you want to go. I’m definitely moving towards films. That’s definitely a goal. I’m definitely going to put it out there.
So many people want to be seen not just as a mom or a wife, but they want to be seen wholly.
You always have to keep setting the bar for yourself.
I don’t know that I constantly think about being a black woman.
After a while, the person who knows the character best is you, the actor.
This is an age where you could put anything on YouTube; people can make films on their own.
Some of the joy in acting is switching it up: being able to do something that’s different than what you’ve been doing.