Regina King reflects on the evolution of her career: 'I'm growing as an actor' (Exclusive)


Regina King's career is hitting new heights.

Since 2015, the actress, who has been acting in Hollywood for over three decades, has won three Emmys -- two for her roles on "American Crime" and one for Netflix's "Seven Seconds" earlier this year -- and she has the chance to add to her awards haul during the upcoming awards season.

King is winning rave reviews for her incredible performance as Sharon Rivers in Barry Jenkins' "If Beale Street Could Talk," his follow-up to 2017 Best Picture winner, Moonlight.

During a recent junket for the film, which hits theaters nationwide on Christmas, AOL's Gibson Johns asked King what the past several years of her career have meant to her, and she expressed gratitude for the fact that her "fantastic" new trajectory is coming at a time when she feels "ready" for these career-defining roles.

"I've been acting for thirty-plus years and the reality is -- and ( hope everyone feels like this about who's lucky enough to have their career be something that they love -- that you're growing," she explained. "I feel like I'm growing as an actor as these roles are coming. They're coming at the time that I'm prepared for them; the universe has prepared me for them, so I'm just riding it. I'm listening to the universe, and I'm riding love all the way."

For our full interview with Regina King and her "If Beale Street Could Talk" co-star, Colman Domingo, watch the video at the top of the page.

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