ROSARIO DAWSON 25 things you don’t know about me
Yorker The native New the scenes lets us behind life... of her wonderful
1 My daughter [Lola, 15] and I are allergic to cats and dogs. I’ve compromised and we’re probably getting a fish.
2 My first jobs were babysitting and tutoring.
3 I just don’t have enough time to watch a lot of television. So, I stick with Sense8. 4 When I’m naked, it’s awesome. But sometimes it gets really sweaty and I realise the materials on couches are just not that conducive to a bare bottom. 5 I love to dance in the dark at night by myself. 6 I love scuba diving learning and about our oceans. 7 If I hadn’t been an actress, I was thinking about being a marine biologist. 8 I have an upsidedown beauty mark of a heart on my side belly area. 9 I’m obsessed with The Shade Room [on Instagram]. I went down the rabbit hole!
10 My favourite song is any song my mum [Isabel Celeste] has written. She wrote one for me. 11 My go-to karaoke song is Deee-lite’s Groove Is In The Heart.
12 13 To relax on a day off, I meditate!
I was starstruck when I met Boy George. We took photos. This was pre-really good cell phones. 14 My favourite book is The Four Agreements [by Don Miguel Ruiz]. That’s always a good one to go back to.
15 I’m allergic to crustaceans as of, like, seven years ago. I regularly remind myself: “Remember that paella you didn’t eat when you were ‘vegan’ in Spain at 25? Yeah, that was a dumb move.” 16
I’m still in a group text with Tracie Thoms and Zoe Bell who I did [2007’s] Death Proof and [2013’s] Raze with.
17 I love Whoopi Goldberg. She is just amazing. 18 My worst personality trait is not asking for help. 19 I’m a super strong person, but I’m also really sensitive. 20 “The journey is the destination,” by Dan Eldon is my favourite quote. He was a young photojournalist stoned to death in Somalia [in 1993]. 21
My favourite cocktail is a dirty martini just ’cos I really love olives.
22 I haven’t worked out for several years. I’m starting to feel it. [Lola] will challenge me to do splits. Then I’ll get up and I’m like, “I’m not gonna do that again.” 23 In high school, I was a straight A-student, but I was also someone who rolled out of bed last minute.
24 I need good make-up wipes because I’ll rub my eye in the middle of the night and wake up with a black eye! 25I’m
really loving the call-out culture and I’m looking forward to seeing more people use their platforms.