Carmen Ejogo quotes

Born
22 October 1973, Kensington, London, England.

Occupation
Actress.

Carmen Ejogo is a British actress.

I can remember being very keen to go to drama school at the age of eight, and practising ballet in my bedroom to Queen soundtracks.
– Carmen Ejogo
Musicals are finally kind of coming back to a degree, perhaps out of a sense of nostalgia.
– Carmen Ejogo
You have to be willing to be afraid if you’re going to be an artist.
– Carmen Ejogo
The great fear I’ve had to overcome is the fear of failure. It can be safer to stay in a comfort zone that’s not stretching yourself.
– Carmen Ejogo
As an artist, there’s so many categories that you’re put into, that there are so many things that I’m about that I’ve never explored as an artist on film. I don’t see myself in so many characters in film.
– Carmen Ejogo
At times as an actor, it’s often times unclear as to what the directors envision for a project.
– Carmen Ejogo
Great artists are the ones who have put their entire selves out there to be adored, humiliated, to be picked at, cherished, all of those things, and haven’t shied away from that.
– Carmen Ejogo
Success for me will be where the body of work I’ve done afforded me the opportunity to be as good as I can be, and to explore myself and to see what I’m capable of. People like that share a willingness to be scared and to take chances.
– Carmen Ejogo
Intelligence starts to get pretty dull if it’s not coupled with kindness.
– Carmen Ejogo
Do not let your light be dimmed by anybody who doesn’t appreciate the dream that you’re trying to pursue.
– Carmen Ejogo
I’ve stayed away from sexy roles. It’s never interested me.
– Carmen Ejogo
One of the reasons I didn’t ever pursue a career – in the music world if you’re black or mixed, you need to be able to belt a song or else you’re not a singer, you know?
– Carmen Ejogo
I wanted to work with Mike Leigh. I had my list of British people I wanted to work with, and I wanted to work with David Lynch and Woody Allen.
– Carmen Ejogo
You have to be willing to be afraid if you’re going to be an artist.
– Carmen Ejogo
I was a big fan of John Cassavetes, his wife, Gena Rowlands, and that era of filmmaking which was about realism and which represented the antithesis of the dreamy escapism you found in musicals.
– Carmen Ejogo
Any good director, and I’ve worked with a few that I would call very good, they know how to disarm any anxieties very quickly.
– Carmen Ejogo
The Hollywood culture is so invasive, and I definitely wanted to be near it eventually.
– Carmen Ejogo
I was this very precocious kid with a big personality. When my mother saw that modelling was something I enjoyed, she didn’t dissuade me.
– Carmen Ejogo
I’d love to play a full-out rocking chick.
– Carmen Ejogo