Words matter. These are the best Sanaa Lathan Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
Being strong can be also feminine. I don’t think feminine equals being weak. Being strong is very sexy.
I look forward to going to work. Everybody is at the top of their game. It was like we just got to play.
I love going to the movies and getting Raisinets, a big tub of popcorn and a Coke. That’s definitely a guilty pleasure because I can’t be doing that all the time.
I think I’m a character actress in a leading lady’s body, but the industry doesn’t really see me that way.
I had never picked up a basketball before. I went through a grueling audition process. It was almost as if I was learning to walk. It would be like teaching somebody to dance ballet for a role.
The great thing about the stage is that you have a structured month-long rehearsal period where you’re going in every day. You have to have lots of run-throughs with theater because there are no second takes in front of a live audience.
People may know me from films, but theater is my first love. I did about 35 plays before I even landed my first screen role. I’m very comfortable on stage, and theater is not something you can just wing.
In terms of facial creams or lotions, I try to switch it up and stay as natural as possible. l like Le Mer facial cream for when I have an event. It’s very rich and sometimes too rich for some people, but I like it.
People make jokes about how black people are the first ones to be killed off.
When you’re on a set it can be very tedious and slow. It’s just not as big as when you see it on film.
I didn’t get to see Predator until halfway through shooting. It was great to get an education while I was shooting because it made me excited to be part of this legacy.
As different as me and Sigourney look is as different as these two characters are. I’m not filling her shoes. I’m doing a part that has the same monsters, but it’s a completely different movie.
If someone has already done a role I’m about to do, I won’t watch the original until after I’m finished playing the role.
The Alien is gross, scary. There is something in a human being that looks at them and sees it as a cockroach. You can never feel nurturing towards the cockroach.
My dad is a director/producer and my mom is a dancer; she performed with Alvin Ailey, but I didn’t even think about becoming an actress.
When you have a play, you have to be on every night.
I’ll eventually go back to theater because the feeling of being on stage where you have the audience right there, you can’t replace that with anything.
I was working straight for nine months and I’m exhausted. I’m ready to relax for a little while and read. I don’t want to work for work sake; I have to be excited about it.
Sometimes when you don’t care, people are attracted to that.
I wouldn’t want anyone to destroy the earth.
I’ve never gotten any complaints about my headscarf from a man. You can be sexy with a head wrap!
I come from the theater, and I’ve done a lot of character work in the theater, but Hollywood stuff in film and TV, they’ve been more leading lady/ingenue type roles.
You would never expect a black woman to be the hero.
CGI is done after the film is done. It’s through the computer. Most of the film is not computer-generated special effects. Most of it is that creature that is in the room with you.
To make a movie is very grueling at times. Long, long hours and cold weather.
I liked the fact that there were so many different representations of black women and black men in the movie. It wasn’t like we all had the same agenda.
Good storytelling appeals to me – good writing.
I think Hollywood is so driven by money, the people who are making the decisions are not necessarily reflective of the melting pot, so what stories are you going to want to tell? You’re going to want to tell stories about yourself.
Some of us just have to work harder to stay in the game.
I’m loving the ingredients that are in Pantene, and it smells so good, and that’s important to me. It has cassia and aloe vera. The cassia flower is really good for strengthening hair strands and the aloe is wonderful for moisturizing.
I have dated all races, and I believe you should be free to do whatever you want.
In 1979, Alien came out and Sigourney was in it with a bunch a guys. Nobody at that time expected the woman to be the hero, so that was a tradition that started.
If you’re in love and there’s that chemistry, that’s what it’s all about.