Motivational Zawe Ashton Quotes And Sayings
Inspirational Zawe Ashton Quotes

Motivational Zawe Ashton Quotes And Sayings

Zawe Ashton Quotes:- Zawe Ashton (born July 1984) is an English actress, playwright, and director best known for her roles in Channel 4 comedy dramas Not Safe for Work and Fresh Meat.

Inspirational Zawe Ashton Quotes

My real-life memory of leaving Uni is an overwhelming excitement to be going home but also a weird numbness.
Zawe Ashton

Inspirational Zawe Ashton Quotes

I think there’s still a feeling within society, entertainment aside, that women are less funny than men.
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My drama teacher when I was a kid called me ‘Zawe the activist’ and I had no idea why. Now I’ve got older I can see why she always saw that in me.
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As a director, I would love to work with Marion Cotillard. She’s so magical.
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I’m not really sure what defines ‘success in the real world’ to be honest! It’s so objective once you graduate, some people work, some people start families, some go looking for themselves up mountains in Peru.
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I’m doing a play at Trafalgar Studios with The Jamie Lloyd Company – ‘The Maids’ by Jean Genet with Uzo Aduba and Laura Charmichael, directed by Jamie Lloyd. It’s one of my favorite plays by one of my favorite playwrights.
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Todd Solondz is a filmmaker I’ve always loved because of how he balances darkness, humor, and surrealism in his films.
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I was very fortunate to have had three years on ‘Fresh Meat,’ before working on ‘Not Safe for Work.’ Comedy-drama is a very hard genre to nail so I was very glad to have had some practice.
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Famous Quotes by Zawe Ashton

I prefer to avoid the phrase ‘strong women’ when talking about female characters and the lack thereof or the need, therefore, because it’s not about being strong, it’s also about being vulnerable, funny, etc.
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For me, the banner that I want to wave in terms of giving a jump start to writers of any gender is just to make female protagonists as complex as their male counterparts.
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When I’m doing a play like ‘Betrayal,’ I have to be careful not to get stimulation overload.
Zawe Ashton

For me, food is all about nostalgia.
Zawe Ashton

Each project you do demands a different diet in away. Because there’s so much tension in ‘Betrayal,’ so much holding of breath and emotion, I can’t get too happy in my food choices or I can’t get alert enough.
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I’m training in martial arts. It’s a whole new world for me and I’m loving it. I do that or hot yoga; I have to do some kind of exercise.
Zawe Ashton

Anyone who’s been an usher knows it’s a training in resilience. But you get such a film education. And the popcorn’s free.
Zawe Ashton

Don’t worry if you’re interesting enough or beautiful enough or any of the ‘enough.’
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One of the first plays I ever did was at the Royal Court Theatre in London; it was the first play I got after drama school.
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Best Quotes by Zawe Ashton

As a woman, you do have a sense that if you can do other things, then you should. If you feel, mmm, the roles are getting a little repetitive, and you know you can write, then you should write a different role.
Zawe Ashton

I plan on having a long career. I don’t want to burn out.
Zawe Ashton

I just always play these really extreme characters – they’ve all come with parental guidance stickers on them.
Zawe Ashton

It’s such a difficult thing for women, especially, to admit when we’re not coping, because we’re supposed to be all right with all the different roles we’re born with and are piled on us later on.
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Dreams of a Life’ and ‘Fresh Meat’ have left me on such a high. I’m not complaining but I’m not complacent either.
Zawe Ashton

I had a meeting a while back with a big group of women – actors and producers and writers – who are all ethnic minorities and we just aired what we thought was happening and why, and someone said that, as a black or mixed-race actress, you feel like you’re renting space instead of carving out a career. But I’m just going to get on with it.
Zawe Ashton

I hate talking about class, but the truth is as an actor you’re only going to be doing some really great work if you can afford to be out of work and take the good stuff. If you can’t, you’re going to be treading quite a different path.
Zawe Ashton

When you’re an actor, wealth is about choice.
Zawe Ashton

I think anyone who has been bullied finds it life-affirming if you live to tell the tale. I just wish someone told me at school that there’s this weird average whereby if you’re not popular at school you will become popular later.
Zawe Ashton

We live in a capitalist society and if we’re talking about the people at the bottom of the food chain, it’s women of color.
Zawe Ashton

The chasm between independent film and the commercial film is now so wide. You either have to be super-famous and get a first-time director or writer’s indie script off the ground, or you’re a newcomer and go and put a cape on for four years.
Zawe Ashton

Some people shun the idea of role models but I think it’s one of the most important things people have in life – role models, to look up to.
Zawe Ashton

I didn’t grow up with a lot of role models necessarily when I started out – there weren’t many people who looked like me on TV. Not in England.
Zawe Ashton

I don’t want to be ‘de-ethnicized.’ I hate it when people say, ‘Oh I don’t even think of you as a woman,’ or, ‘I don’t even think of you as a black woman.’ Well, what do you think of me as then? A loaf of bread?
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I’m just coming to terms with the fact that I will always do lots of different things and I can’t really stay in one place too long.
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Greatest Quotes on Zawe Ashton

I hate when there’s a brand that you’ve loved and you go and see them and it’s like only the really new experimental stuff from the current album.
Zawe Ashton

I do think about moving out of London a lot, whether that’s L.A., whether that’s Margate with half of the other Hackneyites.
Zawe Ashton

If I’m wearing the wrong clothes I can’t think. It sounds so weird but it just has to be the right fabrics and like the right feeling on my body.
Zawe Ashton

I wanted to quit acting and as soon as I decided that, the call for ‘Velvet Buzzsaw’ came through.
Zawe Ashton

Often when you’re working on dark material, the atmosphere is fun.
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When you get to do things you love with every fiber of your being, it’s a different experience.
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I always play outsiders. I think I’m carrying a lot of those characters and I wonder if I play them because those characters need an extra element of thought to bring them to life.
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