"God says we need to love our enemies. It hard to do. But it can start by telling the truth. No one had ever asked me what it feel like to be me. Once I told the truth about that, I felt free. And I got to thinking about all the people I know. And the things I seen and done. My boy Trelaw always said we gonna have a writer in the family one day. I guess it’s gonna be me." — The Help
"My community was like ‘You’re selfish for being an actor and you should be doing things for God.’ But it’s something I love and I’m an artist, and I just never really fit in with that. So I moved to L.A. and I was just so much more comfortable here. And there are more people here who are universally accepted for who they are and that is really really important to me. Nothing infuriates me more than small-minded people. Nothing. I hate it. I absolutely hate it."