Cicely Tyson is still killing it in her 90’s. The actress covers the Women in Hollywood Issue of Elle Magazine alongside the likes Jennifer Lawrence, Tessa Thompson and more. If you are the type to only depend on your looks to get ahead in life, well Cicely has some words for you.
Cicely Tyson revealed….
“At the very beginning of my career, I had a teacher whose name was Vinnette Carroll; she directed a number of Broadway shows. She kept saying to me, “You know the problem with beautiful women? They tend to rely on their beauty.” And I said, How wrong she is! I never think of myself as being beautiful. I thought, What are you talking about? I work so hard. And I did. But I learned from her how important it is to learn your craft. When all else fails, you will land on that, and that alone.”
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