"The thing with Maritza, I honestly feel like she’s just very much a part of me and I can get into her really quickly especially when you put that uniform on and you’re on set with all these girls who are in prison. I think your imagination gets you there really quickly. I actually get sad! There’s this feeling of being trapped that comes over you. With this job you have to put yourself in someone else’s shoes. That’s how I prepare, I just put myself in someone else’s shoes."
Mindy Kaling on the worst birthday gift she’s received
tracee ellis ross and her mother diana backstage at thierry mugler’s s/s fashion show, 1991
"When I auditioned, I didn’t know the storyline. All I knew was that she was talking to her own mother in prison. What connects me and Daya together is no matter the struggle or what she’s been through, she can’t hold grudges and she really loves and wants to forgive and forget."
"Remember that we are all human beings trying to do what we love to do. Let’s practice motivation and love, not discrimination and hate."