Top 68 Quotes & Sayings by Corey Hawkins

Explore popular quotes and sayings by an American actor Corey Hawkins.
Corey Hawkins

Corey Antonio Hawkins is an American actor. He is known for his roles in the TV series The Walking Dead and 24: Legacy, as well as his portrayal of Dr. Dre in the 2015 film Straight Outta Compton. In 2017, he starred in the Broadway production Six Degrees of Separation, for which he received a nomination for the Tony Award for Best Actor in a Play. He also starred in Jordan Vogt-Roberts' monster film Kong: Skull Island (2017), Spike Lee's biographical crime-comedy BlacKkKlansman (2018), Michael Bay's action-comedy 6 Underground, and Jon M. Chu's musical film In the Heights (2021).

Explore Corey Hawkins Quotes About

Accountable Acting Actor Actors Adjustment Agents Anger Anytime Army Artist Hide All Authorities Awards Based Blessed Blessing Both Worlds Broadway Cadence Cake Call Capable Care Career Carter Cast Challenge Challenging Chameleon Character Characters Choice Choices Choose Classmates Clock Comedy Coming Complex Compton Connect Control Cops Cosby Show Country Craft Crazy Darkest Dead Deal Decided Deep Diverse Duke Dying Early Educating Educating Yourself Emote Emotional Engagement Entertainment Episode Eric Every Single Day Every Time Everyman Excite Excited Face Faces Factor Family Fans Father Feel Fictional Fictional Character Fill Film Filming Find Finish Fire Flawed Focus Foot Fought Friends Fully Gang Genius Gonna Good Government Grand Grandfather Grew Grew Up Gritty Grow Grow Up Growing Growing Up Guys Happening Hard Hard Job Heading Hero Hold Hollywood Honest Human Humor I Realized I'm Tired Icing Icing On The Cake Idea Imagine Immensely Initial Interpret Interviews Jack Jail Jazz Juilliard Justice Kind Knew Kong Language Laurels Lean Learning Legacy Lightness Lines Live Long Longevity Looked Lots Love Loved Lyrics Made Make Makes Making Matter Meant Members Men And Women Mess Military Mind Minute Moment Moments Mother Moves Movie Movies My Family My Grandfather Navy Navy Seal Necessarily Negative Networks New York Next Year No Matter What No Reason Offered Officer Open Operate Outlandish Outlook Overseas Pacing Part Patriot Patriots People People Dying Perfection Performance Person Pick Play Played Playing Point Point Of View Police Police Officer Positive Positive Outlook Possibility Prefer Prep Press Pressure Private Profession Projects Protagonist Publicity Pursue Raise Raise Your Voice Ranger Rangers Read Real Real Character Realized Realm Reason Remains Remember Respect Respond Response Responsibility Rest Revealed Rhythm Rights Risk Risks Risky Rivalry Role Rules Rules Of Engagement Sacrifices Same Time Sang Screen Seals Season Series Served Shakespeare Shoes Show Shows Side Singing Single Single Day Single Mom Single Moment Skeptical Soldier Sort Speak Step Struggle Struggled Struggles Stuck Stuff Subjective Super Superpowers Surprise Tackle Taking Taking Risks Talking Technique Television Tension Terrorism The Only Thing Thing Things Thousands Thousands Of People Threatening Tick Time Times Tired To Be Honest Totally Trained Trends Trouble Trust Trust Me TV Shows Ultimately Unrealistic Utmost Utmost Respect Veil Vets View Voice Walking Walking Dead Wanted Weird Welcomed Women Words Work Working Working Actor World Worlds Worry Wrong Year York You Choose Less More Hide All See All
If you feel your rights are being abused by the authorities, and you don't say something, sometimes the cops don't know how far to take it. They have a hard job, but at the same time, I think it's just about educating yourself.
Growing up, we never got to see a hero who didn't have superpowers who looked like us, that you could kind of look to and say, 'I could be that guy one day. I could be a patriot. I could be a soldier. I could work in the government and be a hero.'
What everyone loved about '24' is still there - the clock, the tick, the lean-in factor, the pacing. — © Corey Hawkins
What everyone loved about '24' is still there - the clock, the tick, the lean-in factor, the pacing.
I think, in our darkest moments, you have to find the humor, and you have to find the lightness.
I like doing things that people wouldn't necessarily think I can do.
I had my foot in both worlds. I knew what I didn't want, and so I had to make a choice, just like N.W.A. made choices.
The only pressure, as an actor, is to step into Eric Carter's shoes and make him as fully and as complex and as flawed and as human as I could.
I remember seeing the first episode of '24' when I was 13, and to be that face for a 13-year-old and open up that possibility, it shows you the world isn't on fire. There's possibility there.
You read things, and they come to you, and if they speak to you at the moment and there's a voice in you that says, 'I don't know, that's risky,' or 'That's challenging,' then do it. Run at it and tackle it. And if it's bad, it's bad. You're gonna get over it.
I'm so OCD about prep work and learning lines and stuff.
We work so hard on our craft, and once we get out of Duke Ellington, there are not going to be people looking for technique. I worry about that a lot.
I sort of have to have a positive outlook.
Heading out to L.A., doing this acting thing. You can't rest on your laurels out there. You finish a film, you don't know how it's going to do. You're talking about that next job, usually.
My mother's a police officer, so there was only so much trouble I could get myself into. But my father grew up on the other side. — © Corey Hawkins
My mother's a police officer, so there was only so much trouble I could get myself into. But my father grew up on the other side.
There's no wrong choice because, whatever you choose, that's meant for you.
When somebody says, 'Do you want to play Dr. Dre in a movie?' I mean, how do you respond to that? My initial response was 'no' because I don't think I can do it ,and I don't want to be the one to mess it up!
When it comes to the awards and everything, and the press, the publicity, this is all icing on the cake to me.
With '24: Legacy,' there are a lot of people who are super-excited about the show. But there are a lot of people who are very skeptical.
I'll just put it this way: I've struggled enough as a working actor - and, most of the times, a not working actor - to know that anytime you are working is a blessing.
I have members of my family who are in the military. I have friends who are in the military. Classmates who served in the military.
I'm tired of seeing people dying every day; I'm tired of seeing people go to jail for nothing.
Even before I was working off-Broadway, there were lots of different TV shows that I would actually say 'no' to, and my agents would be like, 'Are you crazy?' but they stuck with me because they know the kind of things that excite me.
I didn't grow up seeing faces of patriots, emotional and raw and gritty, who looked like me.
The only thing that I know how to do as an actor, as a trained actor, is you can't villainize the character you're playing. Whether it's a fictional character or a real character. Because then you operate from that sort of negative point of view, and you can't humanize him.
In television, to be a hero and look like I look, that really stuck with me.
I'm having way too much fun on 'The Walking Dead.'
To be honest, sometimes you have to know your rights.
I'm a very private guy, so it's an adjustment for me, but a welcomed one, as long as the work remains the focus.
I knew I wanted to be an artist early on, but I decided to seriously pursue the profession when I auditioned for Juilliard.
I'm the guy coming from Juilliard.
The rules of engagement are totally different when you're on the homefront.
On '24,' you don't have time to emote and deal with stuff, because stuff just keeps happening. Every other minute, there's something crazy that's happening that's threatening this country.
I prefer to do in-person interviews, but it's all a part of the job, and I love talking about these movies so much.
The challenge is making sure that every single moment is honest, no matter what. It's doing Eric Carter justice. Not trying to fill Jack Bauer's shoes. Not trying to step into Kiefer's legacy.
I remember 'The Cosby Show,' but that was something completely different. Comedy. There was a lightness to it and a sort of unrealistic perfection.
I like being a chameleon and doing things that are just so different that people will be like, 'Oh, that's him?'
I know that people get cast based on how they look in Hollywood.
I have family that are vets of the military. My grandfather served as well. — © Corey Hawkins
I have family that are vets of the military. My grandfather served as well.
It's always weird when it comes to awards and awards season because how can you say that this performance is better than this performance? Art is so subjective.
While I was filming 'Kong' - and I don't play a very capable Army Ranger in 'Kong'; I play a completely different character - but we had a lot of Army Rangers there, former Army Rangers, and Navy SEALs, who were working on the movie with us for the other characters, for the Army guys in the movie.
There's good cops and bad cops, and the good cops have to hold the bad cops accountable. We have to hold the bad cops accountable, too.
I'm not going to lie to you: I'd prefer not to go to the gym and not to run.
I like to surprise myself. I like to surprise my fans, too.
I feel immensely blessed - not just that I'm working, but that I'm working on projects that I really care about and like. I've always been that way.
If the challenge wasn't there, there's no reason to say 'yes' to the role.
Sometimes you just need to raise your voice. And sometimes a little anger is necessary, to be honest.
I have the most utmost respect for the men and women overseas, and I only played a soldier on television. Again, I can only imagine the sacrifices that they make every single day.
I live in New York.
I got to pick the mind of a genius, and I realized why he was a genius. And I realized the man behind the veil or whatever you want to call it. Do you know what I mean? I got to see what makes Dr. Dre Dr. Dre, and I got to interpret that. It's hard to put it into words, so the only thing I know how to do is put it on the screen.
In 2001, terrorism was fought in a completely different way. — © Corey Hawkins
In 2001, terrorism was fought in a completely different way.
The tension between the Capulets and the Montagues is like a gang rivalry, and that has everything to do with Compton.
If people don't connect to Eric Carter's struggles, I'm sure they'll find a character in this series to connect to. That's ultimately what it's about for me.
It can't be all serious at all times.
You know how trends go with television. Next year, the networks might not be open to taking risks.
It's also crazy how Shakespeare has that cadence, and it's about locking into the jazz of the language, just like locking into the rhythm in N.W.A's lyrics.
The idea of a new hero for a new day sang to me.
Sometimes, as actors, we feel like we want to hold on and control where a character goes.
I grew up in D.C.
We are a diverse people, man.
I grew up singing, and I played on Broadway to thousands of people, you know what I mean?
This site uses cookies to ensure you get the best experience. More info...
Got it!