Amber to Be on MTV's "This Is How I Made It"
After I did [the pilot for] ‘Saint Sass,’ I kept on auditioning. I was being offered the girl who sits in the corner and you know eats all day. The girl who wanted to commit suicide because she was fat. It was never anything that I felt had a good ending. I wanted people to know that those aren’t the only kind of roles for women like me, normal girls.” – Amber Riley, on life in Los Angeles and trying to make it as an actress
“I’m a healthy person. I have great friends around me that are positive. I think that’s the key to life – is to make your own path, set your own rules, because there is no set rule. There is no set look, there is no set anything. You make your own rules in your life and you make your own decisions.” – Amber Riley, on refusing to conform
“[Mercedes on ‘Glee’] was a role I could feel positive about. It was an honest role. And it was the role of a lifetime for me.” – Amber Riley, on her big break
“’Glee’ has opened up doors, windows, shutters, anything you can think of. I’ve been accepted into the music world and that is probably the greatest thing that ‘Glee’ has done for me. – Amber Riley, on making her dreams a reality