"My view of myself doesn’t change. I know who I am. I’m Cuban American, both my parents are Cuban–one was a little browner than the other one. That’s who I am. I feel sorry that it’s taken so long for the film industry to figure it out and to catch up." —Gina Torres. She's my tía (in my head).
I’m impossibly tall. When they find it hard to pair you up with the opposite sex, then what’s left for a woman? Either you’re the ball-buster or the not-so-attractive girlfriend standing by the lead. I mean, traditionally not so attractive. ... When you fall within the cracks, you thank God for sci-fi, because they’ll give you a gun, and they’ll say, ‘GO OVER THERE and CONQUER THAT WORLD. YOU KICK SOME ASS GIRL!" Gina Torres (on working on Firefly) :D