There were loads of great quotes from her in the article, and others I have read, but this has got to be the best:
“They try to paint the picture that I was this downtrodden, ugly girl who was unpopular in school and in life, and then I got this role and now I’m awesome. But the truth is that I’ve been awesome, and then I got this role.”I think I may be in love with her.
She also, in another interview on the Mariah Connection when asked about what she has learned since filming 'Precious' says:
”I’ve learned not to count myself out, because I didn’t see doing myself anything beyond being a receptionist. I didn’t. I’ve learned that it doesn’t matter what I look like. My talent cannot be diminished by my looks.”Something everyone needs to remember, but so easily forget.
She will have a chance to prove herself again, this time in 'Yelling to the Sky" which is already filming and will be out in 2010. In this film she plays a bully, so at least she is already breaking the type casting and is getting out there and acting. Let's hope those people who think she won't have a career in film aside from 'Precious' are wrong.