Words matter. These are the best Regina King Quotes, and they’re great for sharing with your friends.
People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
I want to live a full life – period.
I think ‘Empire’ is entertaining. It’s a soap opera. Does it touch on stereotypes? Sure, it does… I don’t know if that’s necessarily good or bad.
A lot of black women still carry a lot of pain when they see black men with women who aren’t black, and that’s really unfortunate that that could make us so upset. It has to do with self esteem.
If your woman is asleep every time you get home, she’s just really tired. Of you.
As an actor, we have to be so vulnerable that it’s really hard to involve yourself with the other aspects of filmmaking.
Acting was a hobby for me when I started out, or maybe it was because there weren’t a lot of examples of me when I found an interest in this art form.
Children at certain ages have distinct actions, and boys at certain ages have a particular way of acting too.
There’s a difference between actresses of color and actresses not of color. If you look at how big my movies are.
It is impossible to give a performance that makes you unaware of the fact that you’re watching an actor and be really involved in all aspects of filmmaking.
It’s incredibly hard out there for women of color.
The word ‘divorce’ wasn’t foreign to me. As a child of the 1970s, I grew up as part of a generation of kids whose parents got divorced, and it wasn’t seen as this terrible thing. Maybe that’s why I believed what my father told me and Reina that day: that everything would be okay. But it wasn’t.
I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child – it’s ok to make mistakes.
It’s funny that until I actually met my husband, I never thought I’d get married.
I stay in tune with my family and God.
Athletes are very cool to me.
If you have the opportunity for your art to meet activism, you shouldn’t pass that up when it comes your way.
Some people in our business want to play young as long as you can. I just wasn’t interested in being a 30-year-old playing a teenager.
My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who’s far removed from your personality.
I make smart food choices. I love food, especially fish, chicken, and beef.
I would definitely welcome lighter material, but I like to be where the truth lies.
I was married for nine years before my husband and I separated and eventually divorced. Just as I’d watched my parents arguing and fighting, my son watched his parents arguing and fighting. It was like history repeating itself, and I felt terrible about him having to witness that.
I love my city and I feel like the majority of the people that are in the city are people from other cities. So I think that L.A. sometimes might get a bad rap because it’s known to be so Hollywood-oriented and then underneath that you have crime. But that’s really the case in pretty much any major city that you go to.
My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.
You don’t know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don’t have a child, you don’t know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.
I’m one of those people where, if I go back and look at it, I’m going to feel like, ‘I wish I would have… ‘ I need to just leave it on the floor. What’s done is done.
I like working with people. I like talking to people.
A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.
My father is still so much a part of me – from my physique and fast metabolism, which I’m so thankful for now, to my sense of connection to the universe.
When you see all the suits in the room, everybody in the room has on suits, you know, the women, too. We’re not wearing dresses and chiffon and we’re not as fun as we used to be.
I never really loved school through junior high, but then I started running track my freshman year, and I was just like, ‘Wow, this is cool!’
I feel like ‘Leftovers’ is dealing with subject matter that’s kind of taboo when you’re talking about religion and faith. They found a way to make it mysterious and intriguing without making people upset.
I watch ESPN all day. If you come into my trailer, ESPN is on. That’s the first thing I do when I leave the set.
I know in my own marriage I stayed in it to provide my son with what I thought was a stable background and to give him what I thought was the family life a child should have with two parents. But that isn’t always the best way, and it took me taking my son to therapy after the divorce to really see it.
Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we’re saying, ‘We can do it, too.’
If anyone has the opportunity to connect the dots and look at the directors I’ve worked with, from TV to film, there are some heavy hitters, from Taylor Hackford to John Singleton.
I create my own backstory regardless of if I’m told something about the background or not. There’s always more that you can develop in your head that makes a character more layered, more honest.
I feel like I was lucky to have a mother that allowed me to dream.
I do an annual detox for two weeks, eliminating sugar, processed foods, and simple carbs from my diet. I usually lose 7-10 pounds and look at it as my yearly renewal.
Now I can always be called ‘Emmy winner Regina King.’ I think that in this business, it must mean something. Every time someone has won an award, and they’re announcing them or speaking about them, that prefaces their name.