Y’lan Noel Quotes

Part of being an actor is being susceptible to imaginary circumstances, so as soon as I’m on the set I feel like I’m actually there.

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It would take some encouragement for me to accept other people’s opinions on how I should present my work because my work means a lot to me.

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I don’t wanna be like somebody that just depicts black characters where drugs and guns are just a majority of what they have to do.

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I don’t think I’ll ever get to a place where I’m super kumbaya coming into an audition room.

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I know a lot of people who thrive on self-tapes, but for me, it does come down to first impressions. I like to be in the room, I like to talk to the people I’m acting with.

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Sometimes hiding behind masculinity with your homies can get in the way of having a real dialogue.

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What’s cool about ‘Insecure’ is it’s very realistic and nuanced.

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I want to see more sci-fi with black people.

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The movie that scared the hell out of me was ‘The Blair Witch Project.’ I can’t remember another movie that scared me the way that one did.

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One thing I do dislike, are cowards.

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Sometimes I feel like my normal approach to roles has been, ‘I want to be more complex, dynamic.’

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A lot of times, black people were extremely cool, and that’s how we’ve been commodified in TV and film. But now we’re starting to see an upswing of material where we’re like, ‘It’s cool to be quirky and weird and smart.’

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I’m just a monk, I’m like a recluse.

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I just want to continue to do polar opposite type of work. I just want to continue to do things that are unexpected and dynamic, with good stories behind them.

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Winks just don’t come off as smooth for me as they seem to for everyone else.

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I’m really simple and I’m extremely ambitious.

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I hadn’t seen ‘The Purge’ until I was trying to do the research for it. But it was my friends and my cousins, in particular, who came to me not too long before the audition process and asked me if I had seen it. They were talking about how great it was. I was engaged in the opportunity to do the film because of their intrigue with the franchise.

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When I was in Canada I shot a romantic comedy that I’m looking forward to having people see, it’s called ‘The Weekend.’

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I didn’t want to come to L.A. without a plan. I was already dealing with my own indecision in Atlanta, so I didn’t want to pick up and relocate and do the same thing in a different area.

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I don’t have any conversations where I’m not talking about my dog.

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I feel like when the people in ‘Insecure’ are honest, the characters learn the most. This show has grown my cynicism a little a bit about relationships just because the way men and women responded to the fact that Issa was cheating on her boyfriend.

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