"At this time in my life, I’m ready to accept or own a kind of romance and melancholy or melodrama that I wasn’t ready to reveal before. It was always there in my inner life as an artist, but I was too afraid to share it."
"Sometimes, I like to choose situations that have multiple readings, but oftentimes there are more readings than I even had thought of. Things happen that I didn’t anticipate in terms of potential narrative relationships, strands of stories, character motivations."
- Laylah Ali