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    The ‘60s inspired shoot: “What stuck out for me at that time was Jackie Onassis. I watched a lot of Lucille Ball. What else … Dallas? But that is not the ’60s.”

    On modeling Cookie after her late father:
    “He had no buffer. He spoke the truth. It’s heroic because in this society we have been trained to be politically correct. Political correctness is bullsh-t. If I ask you a question right now, the first thing that comes in your mind is the truth. But we’ve all be been trained to breathe, digest the question, and manipulate the answer. Cookie doesn’t do that.”


    On her personal style:
    “It took me a while to get on the chic bus. I was coming from the era of Lil’ Kim and Mary J. Blige, you know, ghetto fabulous. I came from nothing, I was deprived all my life, so when you get money, you go big!”


    What she’s looking for in a man:
    “He is funny, has personality; he doesn’t take himself too seriously. He need to be confident in who he is, confident to let me be who I am. And let me shine, you know? My life is only going to enhance his light.”


    She loves Bette Davis:
    “I always studied Bette Davis. When I did my first film, Baby Boy, [director] John Singleton’s mother called me ‘Bette Davis Eyes.’ So I bought Bette’s entire collection. She can say so much with her eyes. It all bubbles under the surface. The best actors I’ve worked with in life said, ‘If you’re going to steal, steal from the best.’”


    She keeps all of her clothes:
    “One day I’ll be famous enough or important enough where people will want my sh-t like Elizabeth Taylor’s.”


    What she learned from Meryl Streep:
    “You know what taught me to calm down the sexy? The Bridges of Madison County. Meryl basically had on muumuus that had a waistline, buttoned up to her neck. She was so sexy. Sexy is leaving more to the imagination.”

    [From Harper’s Bazaar]

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    Should i know who she is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Novice View Post
    Should i know who she is?
    I think of her as someone who mainly does TV, but she has been around for a while and has been in a lot of things.
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    I adore her, Hustle and Flow was epic.
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    Should I not be politically correct about her wig?
    I have some famous friends and I have mostly not famous friends.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rollo View Post
    Should I not be politically correct about her wig?
    Like the woman said, "go big!" I like her. She was great in "Benjamin Button"--I think she got an Oscar nom.
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    I can't stand it when people mistake not being politically correct with being rude, or not speaking the truth. There is a way to say things that are truthful but tactful. You can have manners and still speak the truth. However, spewing whatever thought comes into your head without thinking at all is not "being real" like people say, it's being rude and thoughtless.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MohandasKGanja View Post
    I think of her as someone who mainly does TV, but she has been around for a while and has been in a lot of things.
    I believe Empire is her second TV show. She was in more movies than tv shows and nominated for an Oscar!
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    She was also in Person of Interest; they killed her character off a couple of years ago.
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    I have a huge crush on her so she can say what the fuck she likes as far as I'm concerned.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    She was also in Person of Interest; they killed her character off a couple of years ago.
    That's why I said her second.. That's all I remember her in.. There could have been a few more.. I just know her mainly for some of her shitty movies and a few good ones!
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    omg i love her on Empire.
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    I dont know who she is, but I like this quote

    What she learned from Meryl Streep: “You know what taught me to calm down the sexy? The Bridges of Madison County. Meryl basically had on muumuus that had a waistline, buttoned up to her neck. She was so sexy. Sexy is leaving more to the imagination.”

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    I like the whole interview.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BITTER View Post
    She was also in Person of Interest; they killed her character off a couple of years ago.
    OMG!!! Was she the female cop from series 1? I caught that & really liked her (characture).

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