I’m not really your typical LA chick, am I? I get a lot of work even though I’m overweight. And, believe it or not, people tell me they don’t want me to lose weight. For Pitch Perfect for example, I had a clause in my contract that told me I could only lose up to two kilos for that role. Hey, that’s fine with me.
“I wouldn’t say I’m drawn to controversy, but I try not to let the fear of controversy get in the way of my decisions. I wasn’t sure I was the right person to play Broomhilda, a slave, in Django. The thing I learned most was the enormous strength it would take any human being to survive the circumstances of slavery, because I barely survived it for pretend. I kept telling Quentin [Tarantino], ‘I’m going to send you my extra therapy bills.’ I was up to twice a week on the phone with my shrink.” W Magazine Best Performances 2013 Kerry Washington in Django Unchained