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I work with my acting coach to help me get into character and do pronunciation drills and tongue twisters to help me deliver lines.

I envision the script as a story in my mind, memorize the entire thing and have it play out. It helps me figure out where my character needs to go.

You have to be serious, but you also have to make your own time to have fun.

I tell jokes, I laugh with the people on set, I play with the director. Then I try to pay attention and see what I have to do.

When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals. My favorite animal is a polar bear. They’re going extinct, and I really don’t want that to happen.

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Quvenzhané Wallis

Quotes are from Quvenzhané Wallis’s Secrets: Work Hard, Play Hard, Think About Polar Bears in The New York Times by Molly Young. She got to talk to Quvenzhané about her creative process. This child is so gifted.

(I’m still low key mad that her epic commercial wasn’t a film but instead a commercial for Maserati. I’m gonna go see Annie during Christmas time, in the meanwhile.)

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salixj:

rogankiwifruit:

benedictbandersnatch:

My biology teacher dressed up as elmo for the last day because she’s retiring and seriously gives zero fucks
I PROMISED HER SHE WOULD BE TUMBLR FAMOUS COME ON PEOPLE

and as tumblr users we promise she will be

Must do my part.

salixj:

rogankiwifruit:

benedictbandersnatch:

My biology teacher dressed up as elmo for the last day because she’s retiring and seriously gives zero fucks

I PROMISED HER SHE WOULD BE TUMBLR FAMOUS COME ON PEOPLE

and as tumblr users we promise she will be

Must do my part.

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wrapyourselfaroundmyfinger:

jonny-poopoo-pants:

thepoliticalfreakshow:

For The First Time Ever, All Four Eyewitness Accounts of The Murder of Michael Brown Put In Chronological OrderThe most detailed side-by-side telling of each eyewitness account of the Mike Brown murder in chronological order #JusticeForMichaelBrown [@ShaunKing]

Reblog the fuck out of this

BOOST^^^^^^^

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babycakesbriauna:

I get this ALL the time

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

babycakesbriauna:

I get this ALL the time

!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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devoutfashion:

Demestiks Fall NYC 2013

 

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pumpkinsscream:

Halloween all day, every day.

Tim Burton appreciation

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polyglotproblems:

springawakeningblog:

Promotional trailer for Deaf West Theatre’s production of Spring Awakening in Los Angeles, CA.

this is awesome and I approve of it so much and it goes back to what I was talking about society not being inclusive enough of signing people.

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bethbrotz:

Your body responds primarily to the content of your thoughts,

and when you meditate, your body benefits.

Breathe in; breathe out.

Your life is supposed to feel good to you,

and you are meant to feel happiness in your life,

and you are meant to satisfy your dreams.

Breathe in;…

skidivame:

Actress Kerry Washington pictured at the The Allstate Foundation’s Purple Purse Program at the Glasshouses in New York City , September 15, 2014.

LOVE the purple suede pumps to match the bag!

apositivelight:

Practice Excellence! You Embody the power to do any & Everything u Dream of doing!
Real Talk. :)

apositivelight:

Practice Excellence!
You Embody the power to do any & Everything u Dream of doing!

Real Talk. :)

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anniethesourwolf:

Some choice passages:

had to understand that the audience only wanted white, straight, male leads. I was assured that as long as I made the white, straight men in my scripts prominent, I could still offer groundbreaking characters of other descriptions (fascinating, significant women, men of color, etc.) – as long as they didn’t distract the audience from the white men they really paid their money to see.

Only to learn there was still something wrong with my writing, something unanticipated by my professors.My scripts had multiple women with names. Talking to each other. About something other than men. That, they explained nervously, was not okay. I asked why. Well, it would be more accurate to say I politely demanded a thorough, logical explanation that made sense for a change (I’d found the “audience won’t watch women!” argument pretty questionable, with its ever-shifting reasons and parameters).

At first I got several tentative murmurings about how it distracted from the flow or point of the story. I went through this with more than one professor, more than one industry professional. Finally, I got one blessedly telling explanation from an industry pro: “The audience doesn’t want to listen to a bunch of women talking about whatever it is women talk about.”

According to Hollywood, if two women came on screen and started talking, the target male audience’s brain would glaze over and assume the women were talking about nail polish or shoes or something that didn’t pertain to the story. Only if they heard the name of a man in the story would they tune back in. By having women talk to each other about something other than men, I was “losing the audience.”

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dynastylnoire:

itoodreamincolorandrhyme:

thephonzblogs:

Song of the Day

C-Murder - Down For My Niggas

It’s a hood classic, what more can I say?

Play this song at an HBCU and watch everyone go off

The song= instant black mosh pit

aka the reason I still wear timbs in the club

dynastylnoire:

kindredsmile:

the-goddamazon:

walkerflexxasranger:

brownglucose:

kingjaffejoffer:

I can’t look at Musiq without laughing

I heard he’s a rapper now.

No

STOP

Whet

Got him out here looking like Hamburgler

This that bullshit