Here’s an excerpt:
What are three things that you think every woman can do to keep a relationship strong?
Be who you are. The biggest mistake women make is trying to be who the other person wants them to be. And if that’s the case, that’s not the person for you. You can never love another person more than you love yourself. I also think people take stuff way too seriously. I’d rather laugh — not fuss and fight. You can articulate your point without arguing. When you’re arguing constantly, you just need to say, “You’re real cool, but you’re not for me.”
Do you think that you have lost some roles because you are an African American woman?
I think that happens a lot of times in Hollywood. Unfortunately, they are not writing the greatest roles for African American women, in general. That’s why I have a production company. That’s why I want to increase the diversity. Some people gave me flack for playing a prostitute when I starred in Madea Goes to Jail. But that’s what you are as an actor. You have to play a diverse body of characters and roles. The disparity is there being more of those types of roles and fewer of any other type. Ultimately, we need more roles across the board.
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