The actress, up for entertainer of the year at Saturday’s NAACP Image Awards, says she’d be involved in a second season of the HBO series “if it was really smart” and opens up about her banner year.
Regina King’s acting career started in 1985 with the sitcom 227, and, through the decades, she’s delivered memorable roles in films (Boyz n the Hood, Jerry Maguire, Enemy of the State) and TV series (Southland, American Crime). But the past couple of years have been the most monumental of her career, from the 2018 Emmy win (her third) for her role on Netflix’s Seven Seconds to the 2019 Academy Award for supporting actress in If Beale Street Could Talk. Most recently, she starred on HBO’s breakout series Watchmen as police officer Angela “Sister Night” Abar, who ended the season as the most powerful woman in the world.
While the jury is still out on whether Watchmen will return for a second season, King, who has been directing episodic TV since 2015, will keep busy with a brand-new undertaking: directing her first feature film, an independent adaptation of the Kemp Powers stage play One Night in Miami, which started production in January.
King, 49, who is nominated for the NAACP Image Awards’ Entertainer of the Year for the second straight year in a row, spoke with THR about Watchmen, how she chooses her roles and what’s next in a vibrant and diverse career.
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