On her second Emmy nomination and potentially the first black woman to win:
“I do my best to not get caught up in this kind of stuff. I love what I do and being able to do it is the most important thing to me. There was a lot of talk about how the show is ground-breaking. It’s about a person who is a lot of things: a woman, a crisis management expert, an African American… We don’t ignore any part of her identity.”
On being an only child and how her parents influenced her:
“They influenced me immensely. I’ve learned very different things from each of them. My mother is more of a quiet soul but she walks in the world with a great deal of grace, intelligence, refinement and dignity. I’ve tried to embody those things in the best way I can. My dad is much more gregarious. He is one of the most generous spirits I’ve ever met and he truly is interested in the people and the world around him. I really get that kind of curiosity from him.”
Life lessons she would give her younger self:
“I guess, it’s to trust the journey. Don’t worry so much about being perfect. Trust that you’re on a journey of becoming who you’re supposed to be. Everything that’s happened, every negative thing or bad moment has helped me to come closer to who I want to be. Not that I’m there yet but I’m really grateful for the challenges. I truly am.”
STYLIST MAGAZINE UK ISSUE 231/JULY 23, 2014
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