This is the scariest thing I’ve ever seen in my whole life.
“Whatever your talent is, don’t be embarrassed by it. For the love of God, embrace it, share it, do what you want with it. It’s amazing, so never hide behind it.”
“I just want to work with good filmmakers and do good projects that mean something to me and play interesting characters. That’s really it.”
The one thing that has stuck with me every day since my English teacher told me it in middle school is:
"When referring to someone, always say who they are before anything else about them, because being a person always comes first."
Instead of saying “the mentally ill man,” say “the man with a mental illness.”
Putting someone’s characteristics (especially negative ones) before them is dehumanizing and rude. Don’t do it.