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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TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Regina King attends the 2018 Toronto International Film Festival premiere of 'If Beale Street Could Talk' at Princess of Wales Theatre on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Tara Ziemba/WireImage)
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 20: Regina King attends the Television Academy's Performers Peer Group Celebration at NeueHouse Hollywood on August 20, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by JB Lacroix/WireImage)
TORONTO, ON - SEPTEMBER 09: Regina King of 'If Beale Street Could Talk' attends The IMDb Studio presented By Land Rover At The 2018 Toronto International Film Festival at Bisha Hotel & Residences on September 9, 2018 in Toronto, Canada. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 15: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Actress Regina King visits the SiriusXM Studios on August 15, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
COLLEGE PARK, GA - AUGUST 11: Actress Regina King speaks onstage at 2018 Black Women's Expo at Georgia International Convention Center on August 11, 2018 in College Park, Georgia. (Photo by Paras Griffin/Getty Images)
US actress Regina King attends the Hollywood Foreign Press Associations Annual Grants Banquet in Los Angeles, California, on August 9, 2018. (Photo by LISA O'CONNOR / AFP) (Photo credit should read LISA O'CONNOR/AFP/Getty Images)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Regina King attends Entertainment Weekly's Comic-Con Bash held at FLOAT, Hard Rock Hotel San Diego on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California sponsored by HBO (Photo by Mike Coppola/Getty Images for Entertainment Weekly)
STUDIO CITY, CA - AUGUST 07: Actress Regina King visits 'The IMDb Show' on August 7, 2018 in Studio City, California. This episode of 'The IMDb Show' airs on August 16, 2018. (Photo by Rich Polk/Getty Images for IMDb)
SAN DIEGO, CA - JULY 21: Regina King walks onstage at Entertainment Weekly's Women Who Kick Ass Panel during Comic-Con International 2018 at San Diego Convention Center on July 21, 2018 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Albert L. Ortega/Getty Images)
NEW ORLEANS, LA - JULY 06: Regina King speaks onstage at 'If Beale Street Could Talk' Movie Cast and Filmmakers at Essence Festival 2018 on July 6, 2018 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Bennett Raglin/Getty Images for Annapurna)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - MAY 12: Regina King attends the Netflix - 'Rebels and Rules Breakers' for your consideration event held at Netflix FYSee Space on May 12, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Michael Tran/FilmMagic)
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 06: Regina King attends the Netflix FYSee Kick Off Party at Raleigh Studios on May 6, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Vivien Killilea/Getty Images for Netflix)
STUDIO CITY, CA - APRIL 08: Actress Regina King attends the release party for Vivica A. Fox's new book 'Every Day I'm Hustling' at Rain Bar and Lounge on April 8, 2018 in Studio City, California. (Photo by Paul Archuleta/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - FEBRUARY 23: Regina King attends the Premiere Of Netflix's 'Seven Seconds' at The Paley Center for Media on February 23, 2018 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
HOLLYWOOD, CA - FEBRUARY 22: Actress Regina King arrives at the premiere of USA Network's 'Unsolved: The Murders of Tupac and The Notorious B.I.G.' at Avalon on February 22, 2018 in Hollywood, California. (Photo by Amanda Edwards/WireImage)
THE GOOD DOCTOR - 'Heartfelt' - Dr. Shaun Murphy's teenage patient has been confined to her home her entire life due to a rare heart condition. Despite her condition, she has cultivated a large group of friends online and hopes that the surgical team can find a way to give her the life she has always dreamed of having. Meanwhile, a young patient's perfectly matched organ donor is causing a moral dilemma for the parents and the patient, on 'The Good Doctor,' MONDAY, FEB. 26 (10:01-11:00 p.m. EST), on The ABC Television Network. (Jeff Weddell/ABC via Getty Images) HILL HARPER, REGINA KING (DIRECTOR)
WESTWOOD, CA - DECEMBER 13: Regina King arrives at the Premiere Of Netflix's 'Bright' at Regency Village Theatre on December 13, 2017 in Westwood, California. (Photo by Frazer Harrison/Getty Images)
DEL MAR, CALIFORNIA - NOVEMBER 04: Actress Regina King attends the 2017 Breeders' Cup World Championship at Del Mar Thoroughbred Club on November 4, 2017 in Del Mar, California. (Photo by Greg Doherty/Getty Images)
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