You know, as you get older, the roles get smaller. It seems like the numbers go up and these things go narrow and then you start getting relegated to the side more and more. So when “Everything Everywhere” came… it was very emotional because this means that you are the one who’s leading this whole process, who’s telling the story.
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You know, as you get older, people start saying, “Oh yeah, you should retire. You should do this. You should…” No, guys. Do not tell me what to do. I should be in control of what I am capable of, right?
The first thing is you feel like, “Finally, thank you. You guys see me, you guys really see, and you’re giving me the opportunity to show that I’m capable of doing all this.” As an actor, you need the opportunity. You need the role that will help you showcase what you are capable to do.