It has taken me a while but I’m happy about the final result. The gallery has been updated with HD screencaptures of Regina King as Detective Lydia Adams in the 2009 tv show “Southland”. Take a look and enjoy!
Damon Lindelof’s Watchmen has many indelible creations. There’s the gloriously complicated, egotistical yet beguiling Lady Trieu. The heartbreaking Looking Glass. And, of course, the mystery-surrounding Lube Man, who despite a very brief appearance captured the hearts of a delighted audience. But it is Angela Abar, played by Regina King, who is the crown jewel of the resolutely weird, politically trenchant series.
Angela Abar synthesizes Watchmen’s interest in a host of subjects: anti-black racism in America, the nature of generational trauma, the wear that occurs on one’s spirit when wearing a mask. She’s a perceptive, challenging, and inspiring character in no small part because of the way Regina King has brought her to life. King has proved herself to be one of the finest actors working, whether it be on television with Watchmen, or in film like 2018’s If Beale Street Could Talk, which earned her an Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. I spoke briefly to King this week about what motivated Angela in the Watchmen finale, whether she’d return for another season, and the show’s hardest scene to film.
When I spoke to Damon Lindelof about the Watchmen finale, he said, “If in fact, Angela Abar is now empowered by the legacy of Will and the legacy of Doctor Manhattan, she is ready to take on white supremacy in a way that Doctor Manhattan was never interested in taking on.” Did you and Damon talk about Angela’s potential future and what the world would look like if she got Doctor Manhattan’s powers?
No, we did not.
Why did Angela eat the egg? Why would she want to inherit his power?
Well, I’ll be 100 percent honest with you: I did not realize that was the intention of the writers, that she only wanted to inherit his powers. For me, it was the ultimate love story. She was just heartbroken at the result of their relationship. Even though she already knew what the future was, and was told what the future was, she [believed she] could change it all the way to the very, very end. I looked at it not just as her inheriting his powers, but it was one more moment to feel him.
That was my interpretation of it — until I was told that it wasn’t. [Laughs.] I think it all worked out both ways. Both interpretations work.
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One of the most striking images of the year in pop culture centers on a masked crime fighter.
Gracing billboards, buildings and buses over the summer was the promotional poster for “Watchmen,” HBO’s reimagining of the revolutionary graphic novel about a group of costumed vigilantes. Clothed in a hooded black cloak, star Regina King, who plays the avenger Sister Night, dominates the image, projecting a demeanor that reads as forceful, fearless.
Much of the poster’s boldness stems from its historical significance: “Watchmen,” which concludes its acclaimed, highly rated first season Sunday, is the first major superhero drama on TV to star an African American woman. And that distinction comes after the “Watchmen” franchise, which includes Alan Moore’s original comic and a 2009 feature film, had not previously featured any characters of color.
But “Watchmen” also represents the latest and perhaps most prominent milestone in King’s triumphant career, to the point that her performance has been singled out as one of the keys to the series’ success. Since starting her Hollywood résumé in 1985 as a teen in the NBC sitcom “227,” King has steadily worked in numerous films and TV shows, and in the last 10 years has ascended into the top ranks of the Hollywood elite, collecting an armful of awards and thunderous critical acclaim along the way. And after years of supporting roles or shared leads, she is the undisputed star of “Watchmen.”
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The Hollywood Reporter speaks with the erstwhile Angela Abar about the ending of ‘Watchmen,’ and why she’s hesitant about a second season.
It’s October 21, 2019. The Hollywood Reporter publishes an interview with Regina King the morning after the Watchmen series premiere, presented in the style of how Doctor Manhattan experiences time. It’s October 2 when the interview with King takes place in a Manhattan hotel room, as the once and future Angela Abar admires the poster for the HBO drama: “Now that is freaking cool.”
It’s December 13, two days before the first (and potentially only) Watchmen finale airs on HBO. THR speaks with showrunner Damon Lindelof, who reveals the key to the ending was hiding in plain sight all along: that same poster, featuring King’s Sister Night bathed in blue light, standing in front of a yolkish yellow clock. It’s December 16, two days after the finale, and speaking once again with THR, King finds herself in newfound awe of the poster.
“I’m not even going to lie: I surely did not,” King says when asked if she had known all along that the poster pointed to Angela’s fate as the egg-eating heir apparent to Doctor Manhattan. “I was on social media yesterday and saw a lot of people with the poster up saying, ‘It was right in front of us all along!’ And I went, ‘Oh my god, it was right in front of me all along!’ Jesus, I didn’t even see it!”
It’s December 16 when THR publishes this second conversation with King, in which she surveys the events of Watchmen now that the story has been told. The interview is once again presented in the Doctor Manhattan style, until it’s not — even if King herself is still contemplating Watchmen in that same time-displaced way.
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And Watchmen arrived to an end. What a ride. It was intense and amazing, and I loved Regina King and her vibrant spirit playing her role. A M A Z I N G !!!!
I’ve updated the gallery with HQ stills and HD screencaptures from the last episode, take a look and enjoy!