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I've played villains on stage ...

I've played villains on stage - you know, the Iagos and so on - but I think of myself as a funny person. I mostly did comedies before I did TV work.

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I think of myself as a problem...

I think of myself as a problem-solver. I want to go in and help the director and the writer to get the best they can out of the text they're working with.

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It worries me a little bit the...

It worries me a little bit the reach and power of TV. More people saw me in The Practice than will ever see me in all the stage plays I ever do. Which is sort of humbling. Or troubling. Or both.

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I really do think that every t...

I really do think that every time you play a role well, you are in danger of being identified with that role until the next big thing comes along.

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In your actor's heart, you kno...

In your actor's heart, you know when you're playing well. Others may not always agree with you, but I'm always aware of when the scene is cooking or not. You have an instinct about that from years of doing scenes and plays, and I think it stands you in good stead even in the TV world.

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My mother always told me growi...

My mother always told me growing up I had a punchable face. Little did I know she was predicting my television career.

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There are three things, and it...

There are three things, and it depends on the group that we're talking about, but there's history, there's culture, and then there's social networks. So, you know, historically black and white, they worship together until about the end of slavery, and people started moving out into separate churches. But it was because of discrimination and racism and such that blacks began to establish their own denominations and their own churches.

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In part because they had no ch...

In part because they had no choice, right? If you were a slave, you did what the master said. And they said to worship: "You're going to worship with us."

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Now they had to sit in separat...

Now they had to sit in separate places and sometimes they'd even have to sit outside and look through the windows. But they did worship together.

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So we didn't get the denominat...

So we didn't get the denominations and the separate congregations really till about into Civil War time. What's happened then, of course, is now that we've had well over 100 years of this history to establish separate cultures, different ways of worshipping, and different ways of understanding theology so that when people try to come together makes it very difficult. And then, of course, social networks, you know, how do we find a place to worship?

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We go where our family goes. W...

We go where our family goes. We go where our friends are, and because our social networks are so segregated by race, we end up with what we have. We also find that, you know, if you're immigrants, you're not part of that history.

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So it may be a language that s...

So it may be a language that separates you - again, social networks. But second-generation Asian and Hispanics, second, and third and fourth and so on, they are much more likely to be in integrated churches than are blacks or whites.

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But what we found in the study...

But what we found in the study is that churches are ten times less diverse than the neighborhoods they sit in. So there's something more going on than just reflecting the neighborhood, yeah.

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If we go into white congregati...

If we go into white congregations, non-whites will sometimes say it felt like worship never started. It was sort of dead and didn't feel that warmly received. But so - and there are different realities either way, and it makes it difficult for all groups to try and cross boundaries.

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Preaching styles and people be...

Preaching styles and people being slain in the spirit and things like that. Now it doesn't happen in all black churches, and it happens sometimes in white churches, right? But on average they're quite a bit different.

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Call-and-response style, yes, ...

Call-and-response style, yes, exactly. So whenever different groups get together then there has to be this long period of negotiation. How will we worship? What's acceptable? What's not? If I want to say "Amen" can I?

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Как снимали "Приключения Буратино"

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