Cop a gander of Regina King!
The Oscar, Golden Globe, and Emmy award winner stuns a-front of InStyle Magazine‘s “Badass Women Issue.”
Shining in a shoot lensed by Christian Cory, the revered actress seized the feature to open up about her forthcoming directorial debut, ‘One Night In Miami’ (due January 15 on Prime Video).
The hotly anticipated offering tells the tale of a fictionalized meeting of Malcolm X, Muhammad Ali, Jim Brown, and Sam Cooke in a Miami hotel room in February 1964.
Head below to see more from the spread and quotes from King about what folk can expect from the film critics are already raving about…
On The Characters In Her Directorial Debut ‘One Night In Miami’:
“It really humanized them. I feel like we don’t get the opportunity to see Black men like this, and most of us have Black men who are this layered in our lives, who have this much love and strength and vulnerability, all of those things, in one.
“I want every Black man I know and love to see themselves in this film because I saw them when I read the script. Some could look at [those themes] as subtleties, but they are the big-ticket items I want people to leave with,” she continues. “That nobody is perfect, and we are just trying to do our best. While these men are legendary, they were trying to do their best. It’s as simple as that.”
“I’m still in a place of, ‘F*ck. We lost Kobe and Chadwick. And we had an election!’ My mind is exhausted. What I’m doing to get through it is just being honest about that. I’m having moments when I feel like it is really hard to be optimistic, so I’m sharing that with friends and family. I have those women who help prop me up when I’m feeling like, ‘I don’t know about you guys, but I think this is Armageddon. I don’t know how to get through this.'”
On Her Outlook:
“Whatever is successful is for that artist. What works for me doesn’t work for Meryl. What works for me is that I am not making lateral moves, that I am on an upward trajectory. A lot of this I’m discovering along the way, but I am not compromising my integrity. I’m always continuing to dream.”
Click here to watch the trailer for ‘One Night In Miami.’