"Acting was about really the escapism - it was about loving the idea of being somebody else in some other place and being able to forget about my real life and be something else.
"And the more that I've worked the more I realized that you actually don't get to escape your stuff you actually have to deal with your stuff in very concrete ways if you want to do this job well.
"And that has been interesting because then you realize the more that you're willing to confront your stuff and be really vulnerable...the more people identify with it because you get to that human stuff that is the stuff that binds us all to each other." - Kerry Washington
See full video with Washington and much more in article "Emotionally vulnerable and connected to be more creative" thecreativemind.net/5281/emotionally-vulnerable-and-connected-to-be-more-creative/