Danai Gurira Quotes

Danai Jekesai Gurira (born February 14, 1978) is an American actress and playwright of Zimbabwean ancestry, best known for her role as Michonne on The Walking Dead, an AMC television horror drama series, and as the writer of the Tony Award-winning play Eclipsed.

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Danai Gurira


A zombie apocalypse isn't the most jovial situation.

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I got an M.F.A. in acting from NYU, and part of our training is to learn how to use swords in combat situations in a performance and Shakespeare plays where you have to fight.

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My favorite TV shows are Orange Is the New Black, House of Cards, Modern Family, and Veep.

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I don't care about the quality of the film as a whole, but I loved 'Salt.' I loved it!

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You look at women like Lena Dunham, you look at how women are kind of crafting their own space on the screen. I want to add to that.

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I've always been extremely physically active.

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I always used to say hybrids would rule the world - people who have an understanding of many cultures and can relate to them with ease. And then along came Obama.

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I hate horror movies! I avoid them like the plague. I don't like getting scared.

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Back in the day, I used to read 'Archie,' but I haven't been a comic book aficionado.

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I write about African women, that's really my topic. I have no shame or qualm in it because it's a very underrepresented topic, which is part of the reason I started to write.

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I love writing for other actors, women of African descent and people who are generally underrepresented.

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You Americans, you have no idea how much your stuff infiltrates the rest of the world!

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The best characters are always wretchedly flawed

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People with nothing to hide don't usually feel the need to say so

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All the struggles that were fought for here in the United States for African Americans, you now enjoy the privileges of. You now come here and can enjoy privileges that were fought for by African Americans over several generations.

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