Exclusive Interview: Regina King Doesn’t Disappoint

February 4, 2011  |  

My friend recently posted a video of you from ‘227’ dancing with Bobby Brown, she told me I had to ask you about it.

Oh wow! [chuckles] In the track suit with the braids in my hair. Yeah…cornrows.

So, going along with that- how do you explain the longevity of your career?

Luck. They say luck is where preparation meets opportunity. If an opportunistic moment comes up you have to always be prepared so that you can seize the moment. I guess I’ve been lucky.

I’ve always been a very spiritual woman. So that’s been something that’s always been preached in our family, ever since I was a little girl. Like visualize what it is that you want.

It’s funny to me, when all of a sudden The Secret became such a big seller and a big deal. The first time someone explained to me what it was, I was like well I’ve kind of have never known any other way to be.

Considering all that you’ve done, what is the project that you’ve been the most proud of?

That’s a tough one because everything that I’ve done, it’s not one of those situations where I would go back and say ‘ Oh I wish I hadn’t done that.’ Every project is special for it’s own reason. You know either it’s been the set that I was working on and it being such a memorable experience or the success of the project, or something that’s probably not so obvious, was a super, amazing moment in my life for a reason that’s personal to me.

I could say “Jerry McGuire” because I had just become a mother and that whole experience on set and then on top of it, it was successful film.

I could say “Boyz in the Hood” because it was my first film.

I could say ‘227’ because it was my first big job ever and it taught me how to be a professional. So it’s really hard for me to say something was the best.

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