Coronation of Regina King: How she circumvented the curse of the kid star to turn into Hollywood king
Since breaking up with Warner, King has remained single, focused on her craft, and has become a vocal advocate of the pursuit of diversity in Hollywood. And finally the prices poured in. Her first Emmy win for working on the first season of ABC’s anthology series American Crime came in 2015, followed by another suit a year later. At the same time, she began to develop a serious passion for directing. Since directing an episode of Southland in 2013, she has directed episodes of Scandal, This Is Us, Shameless, The Good Doctor and Insecure.
“My current career is not a transition [away from acting]It’s a hyphen. In many ways, it’s just getting started, “she told Vulture in 2015.” You haven’t had a chance to see what I can do. “
And that included her next big role, a reunion with the author of The Leftovers Damon Lindelof for its ambitious adaptation of the cult comic series Watchmen, which debuted with great success on HBO in late 2019. “I think I’ll wait until I’m nearly 50 to be a superhero,” King told USA Today with a laugh. “Thank goodness my body is still fluid and I can run and jump and do some cool things.” Her work as Angela Abar in series earned King her fourth Emmy.
After Watchmen, King took her directing career to the next level, stepping behind the camera to direct One Night in Miami …, an adaptation of Kemp Powers‘A stage play imagining a meeting between Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown and Sonny Liston. The Amazon project was just a few scenes away from filming the coronavirus pandemic, which closed the industry a year ago. While waiting to return to production, the United States found itself in an overdue racial reckoning that led King to return to bet even more.