Classic beauty Regina King looked radiant on the cover of In Style magazine’s February issue. The actress, director, producer, and philanthropist gave timeless vibes in an orange Versace dress. Styled by Wayman and Micah, the collective pulled together beautiful garments that told a story of grace and elegance.
Of course, the styling in the spread is stunning, but the actual article holds the gems. In King’s interview, she gives readers a more in-depth insight into who she is as a person. The last few years have been significant for the actress.
In 2020, she won several awards for her role in Watchmen, including an Emmy for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or Movie, a Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress, and a TCA Award for Individual Achievement in a Drama. Not to be limited by acting, King also stepped behind the camera, making her directorial debut in the film One Night in Miami. Then, to add the icing on the cake, Glamour honored King as Woman of the Year. PEOPLE magazine also named her as one of their People of the Year.
Unfortunately, she’s had to share her more recent accolades with the pandemic, a fight for democracy and social justice, and the loss of Kobe Bryant, Chadwick Boseman, and many other people we loss in 2020.
“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,'” she told In Style.
Recognizing the power of her career, King is using her voice to advocate for women. Studies have shown that women in Hollywood make far less than their male counterparts, and Black women often make even less. Women are also overlooked for various jobs in the entertainment industry. King wants to change that.
At the 2019 Golden Globes, King said during her acceptance speech, “I am going to use my platform to say right now that in the next two years, everything that I produce — and I am making a vow, and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce, that it’s 50 percent women.”
She admitted in her InStyle interview that she felt that she hadn’t quite met that mark in her directorial debut of One Night in Miami. However, after speaking with one of her friends about the diversity of the project, her friend quickly reminded her that she was on the path of meeting her 2019 goal.
“I’m sure in some publications or in some people’s eyes it’s going to be perceived as I didn’t try to achieve that [gender parity],” she said to InStyle. I was talking to one of my good friends, and I was telling her I was kind of down on myself about not being able to. Then I told her about the diversity of our crew, and she was like, ‘Well, sh!t girl, that’s something! You gotta talk about that!'”
Although 2020 may have been tough for King, she hasn’t let the year stop her from working towards her goals. From her Poetic Justice days to receiving four Primetime Emmy Awards – the most any Black actress has received – Regina King is an inspiration. She has shown the world how a career glow up is supposed to look.
Regina King is Stunning Inside and Out in the February Issue of InStyle Magazine was originally published on hellobeautiful.com