Hollywood ⭐️ can be a tough place to navigate… but for REGINA KING…it’s been smooth sailing since her childhood… 👧🏽 —> Everybody remembers spunky lil’ “BRENDA” Jenkins on the NBC sitcom 227 (1985–90)
Now there were a few difficult years …after 227 ended. Suddenly…Regina says work was hard to get.. because most casting people could only see her as that 💕sweet lil’ teenager👧🏽 🎀💕from the show…
-but- ☝🏽Regina changed her destiny ….taking on more challenging roles. characters that were tougher… outspoken.. streetwise… and sometimes hardcore….
Ooohhhh yeahhhh…. #SheDidThat!!!
She went HARD in “Boys in the Hood” “Poetic Justice” and “Higher Learning”
She jumped easily between dramatic roles <——> and comedic performances in films including “Friday” “A Thin Line Between Love and Hate”—-> “How Stella got her groove back”
YasSssss!!!!👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽 Regina was on her way to BIG SUCCESS with a supporting role in the feature film “Jerry Maguire.”
Working with Cuba Gooding she says was great! Regina says they “clicked” in the audition… and had great chemistry on screen.
—-but wait… there’s MORE…. 👉🏽👉🏽 More movies 🎥!!!!
“Enemy of the state” “Miss Congeniality” “Mighty Joe Young” “Down to Earth” “Daddy Day Care” “Legally Blonde 2: Red, White & Blonde” “A Cinderella Story” “Miss Congeniality 2: Armed and Fabulous…” and the Oscar nominated film “Ray” followed by “This Christmas” 🎄
Other hit TV shows…involved acclaimed work as the voice of Huey and Riley Freeman for the animated series “The Boondocks”
and then came “Southland..” where she played the role of Detective Lydia Adams on TNT… followed by parts in “The Big Bang Theory” “Shameless” and the FX thriller “The Strain.”
Making wise career choices… with a more diverse selection of roles in film and television… gave Regina a chance to prove herself as a GREAT ACTOR… with serious skills!
Her star ⭐️ continued to ✨RISE✨ … as she won MULTIPLE awards for her performances.
Regina’s role in “Southland” scored two Critics’ Choice Award nominations for “Best Supporting Actress” in a Drama Series in 2012 and 2013. From 2015 to 2017, she starred in the ABC series “American Crime,” –> earning TWO WINS for Emmy Awards…and a total of three nominations for “Best Supporting Actress in a Limited Series” She has had won SAG AWARDS, and NAACP Honors..
-Regina was also nominated for a Golden Globe Award!
–Wow!- This sista has been doing it… and doing it RIGHT!!!! 👍🏽
From 2015 to 2017, she played Erika Murphy on the critically acclaimed HBO drama, “The Leftovers,”for which she has received a Critics’ Choice Television Award nomination.
The MULTIPLE award winning actress 🏆shared wonderful stories with the audience… she answered detailed questions about her film 🎞🎥and television📺 career…. from Steve Jones… creator of #HollywoodConfidential
Steve asked Regina lots of intriguing questions….helping the audience learn more about her hopes… and dreams..
One of Regina’s dreams… was to use the knowledge she’s gained… from more than 30 years in show business... to guide other actors… in the process.
********* and so….. **********
King took ACTION!!!! 👉🏽 and took her career up to the next level … stepping behind the camera…. and on her mark ✖️in the role of “DIRECTOR!!!”
👉🏽 Cut to how she got ready for this major leadership role…
👉🏽 Regina says she applied for director training programs…. and well… the rest is HISTORY!!!
Her impressive list of directing credits include:
“Let the church say amen” 🙏🏽 (BET) “Scandal” (ABC) , “Animal Kingdom” (TNT), “Being Mary Jane” (BET), “Greenleaf” (OWN), “Pitch” (Fox), “Shameless” (Showtime), Most recently… she directed NBC’s hit TV series… “This is Us.”
Regina’s star rose higher…..and higher…. ✨🌟✨ and it’s still GOING!!!! Woooo!!!!
((( Shielding eyes…👀))) It’s waaay up there… and SHINING ✨✨✨BRIGHT!!!!✨✨✨ alright my sista…. #ShineOn!
“An evening with Regina King” was sponsored by Hollywood Confidential.. and held on Thursday, October 5, 2017… at the Saban Theatre… in Beverly Hills, CA
******** News Flash!!!! 📸 *******
Regina announced at the event…that she and her sister just closed an entertainment deal for a NEW project.
She says she’s THRILLED to be in a position to give more opportunities to talented women in the industry.
Regina also announced that she’s working on her first MOVIE 🎥 in 9 years!!!
After all… she says she’s been extremely busy in TELEVISION… and Yasssss!!!! TV 📺 has been very, VERY **GOOD** to her! 🤗
Listening to her personal stories… and advice was truly inspiring! I looked around at people in the audience.. and noticed several faces just **glowing!**
What a beautiful group of people I thought…💭
Many were naturally attractive… but quite a few looked even more ~sensational ~ after getting STAR ⭐️ treatment… with complimentary PAMPERING Services… sponsored by WALGREENS.
Casting Director Kim Hardin…and a corporate executive from Walgreens talked about the ~fabulous~ onsite set-up….of exciting product demonstrations.
My eyes 👀 lit up when I walked in the room…. and saw all those beauty Services!!!
#SWAG BAGS 💼 make you GLAD!!! #Yay!!!!! 👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
Legendary casting director Kim Hardin..who discovered Taraji, J-LO, Tyrese, Halle Berry and several other popular stars…took the stage again… after the discussion with Regina King… to share tips…that every every actor needs to know… to book leading roles!
Hardin encouraged actors to “put in the work” and keep acting skills tight…taking classes focusing on scene study…improv… and character development….
She said performers should go to auditions ~prepared~ with key knowledge about the characters they’re reading for in session….
She believes it’s important for actors to breakdown interpretations of how they believe a character ~thinks~ and ~feels…~
Hardin motivated actors to do their BEST in auditions. Make wise choices… & be confident.
She says actors should NEVER stress out about what they could have done… or should have done… Just Let it go! When you’re done…with the audition.. be done!
Asking your representative to get notes from casting directors about your performance later is fine she says… Ultimately… these details help actors do better…the next time they audition…. or even book a role.
Hardin believes actors should always keep pictures up to date… with a variety of different looks! She wants to KNOW exactly who you are…. when you walk in the room with that headshot!
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