Quick Quotes. Quvenzhané Wallis on Maintaining Balance.

Quvenzhané Wallis, Black Celebrities, Black Child Actresses
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Quvenzhané Wallis was recently featured in a short piece in The New York Times. When asked how she stays balanced after long days on set, she had this to say,

“You have to be serious, but you also have to make your own time to have fun,” Wallis says. “I tell jokes, I laugh with the people on set, I play with the director. Then I try to pay attention and see what I have to do.” To weep on cue, Wallis relies on an old trick: “When I need to cry, I think of very sad things, mostly about animals. My favorite animal is a polar bear. They’re going extinct, and I really don’t want that to happen.”