Milana Vayntrub Quotes

  • Comedy came early. I knew when I was a kid that I was silly, and I knew that I liked people who were funny, but I don't think I knew I was funny. I didn't really think about it.
  • The AT&T commercials are the most fun acting opportunity that anyone could ask for. That being said, directing exercises a part of my brain that is really fun that I don't get to try out as an actor.
  • Being an immigrant myself, but feeling very American, and also being the child of immigrants, I understand the feeling of wanting a home.
  • I was three years old, so I actually don't remember much of the refugee process.
  • Commercial directing felt like a very natural transition from my comedy, sketch, music video directing experience.
  • My grandmother was a nanny for an Orthodox Jewish family, and she would come home and tell us about that.
  • We had a lot of help when we got to America.
  • I'm a real nerd for science. I love Neil deGrasse Tyson and 'Cosmos' and all that.
  • My directing opportunities have been awesome, and my acting opportunities, some have been great and some have not.
  • Nobody is powerless.
  • I do know what it's like to be an outsider.
  • I think working with kids and seeing how kids are universally children - no matter what you do, they love playing on a bongo and they love drawing and they love playing - that is a great uniter.
  • When I direct - everything I've directed has had improv in it, because I think there's something special in a performance the first time it's said out loud that's hard to recreate.
  • I did a commercial for a phone company when I was five. But my first big thing was when I was eight. I was on the first season of 'E.R.'
  • You can't say that we need to give women more roles, and then when we do, say that they're only there because men want to look at them.
  • I would love to keep directing commercials. I love it so much. I love working with brands and ad agencies and old white men who have been doing this for 60 years.
  • The goal of Can't Do Nothing is to ask people, what matters for you? And whatever it is, what are you doing about it? How bad does it need to get before you take action?
  • I think a lot of Americans forget that they are not originally from here, that somebody in their past was a refugee.
  • There are moments in your life where you realize you could do nothing, but if you do, you'll probably regret it forever.
  • I remember what it was like when my parents couldn't help me with my homework because they couldn't speak the language, or being a translator for my parents. I did that a lot.
  • I'm not really into sci-fi movies, but I'm into the science of space a lot. I love astronomy and thinking about the nothingness of the everythingness of space.
  • We're so lucky to take being alive for granted.
  • I want to be able to enjoy my life to the fullest so I can add something to the lives of people around me.
  • We all have the power to be influencers.