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[The jury at my audition for drama college] said I can’t act. They didn’t let me in. And so my friend at the time, Candice, was a heavy science and maths girl, and I thought, ‘Whoa! You know science and maths and all that stuff, girl?’ And she was going to take up electrical engineering and I said, ‘OK, me, too.’ Yeah, well, I failed all the maths. I’m not wired like that. But I can play one hell of a rocket scientist.

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Is it getting better for women, black women? I don’t know. It’s been great for me! I own six properties, I’m out of the hood, and my son don’t know the hood. Now, have they put all the zeroes on my check that I deserve? That’s the question, but not even for me because I don’t write the checks. I just keep working hard, knowing it will come.