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Making of ‘The Harder They Fall’: How Jay-Z, Regina King and Idris Elba Helped the Ground-Breaking Western Reach the Big Screen

First-time feature director Jeymes Samuel faced an uphill battle to get his dream project off the ground, but the dedicated support of some A-list collaborators ensured that his bold vision for an all-Black Western got made: “Everyone sensed that we wanted a win for this guy.” Pitching his would-be Western for the better part of […]


How Regina King Developed Treacherous Trudy Smith’s ‘New West’ Accent for ‘The Harder They Fall’

Regina King never expected to be in a Western – in fact, the Oscar winner didn’t even like the genre before taking the pitch from first-time feature filmmaker Jeymes Samuel. “I sat down and had a FaceTime with him, and by the time we got off that FaceTime, I was like, ‘Man could probably have […]


Regina King Teams Up Wells Fargo To Advance Financial Literacy In Black Communities

When she was a little girl, actress Regina King got some advice from her mom on handling money. She was told to be cautious with how much she spent versus how much she saved. The mother and daughter also discussed credit cards and loans, King reflected on the wisdom she gained. The Oscar-winning actress is now using […]


Regina King in Her Element

September 9, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews, Magazines, Photoshoots

I was a child the first time I saw Regina King onscreen, and she was a child too: The first thing I noticed about her character, Brenda Jenkins in 227, was that she looked like me. She wore her hair the way I did: large bangs falling across her forehead, top pulled back in a ponytail, hanging on […]


Regina King on Chadwick Boseman, Schiaparelli’s Daniel Roseberry

August 23, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Photoshoots

Regina King has nerves of steel. When just 24 hours before the Oscars director Steven Soderbergh told her she would not only open the show, but do so by having the camera follow her from the entrance into the auditorium with a walk “as long as a country mile,” she took it in stride. And […]


The Revelation: How Regina King proved she could do it all with One Night in Miami…

Right after winning the Academy Award for her acting, King directed her debut feature film to three Oscar nominations. Is there anything this woman can’t do? “I try not to question the universe,” Regina King, 50, tells EW during her L.A. photo shoot in early March. Her feature directorial debut, One Night in Miami…, imagining the real-life […]


Regina King Is Ready to Seize Her Moment: “You Give Us a Little Window, We’re Going to Kick It All the Way Open”

February 17, 2021   No Comment   Articles, Interviews, Photoshoots

In a frank discussion with fellow filmmaker Gina Prince-Bythewood, the ‘One Night in Miami’ director — who has been thrust into the awards conversation a year after claiming her best supporting actress Oscar — opens up about ambition, success and how best to use her megaphone. There was no pre-Zoom huddle about wardrobe, yet fellow […]


The Rise of Regina King

December 2, 2020   No Comment   Articles, Interviews, Magazines, Videos

For three decades, Academy Award–winning actor Regina King has captivated audiences on screen. Now, with her feature directorial debut, ‘One Night in Miami,’ she takes on a defining new role. One day this past spring, Regina King began carving out a roughly 5-by-20-foot plot of soil behind her home in Los Angeles to plant some […]