“One Night in Miami” Director Regina King on Trusting her Instincts & Being a Badass for InStyle Magazine

Posted on January 06, 2021

For InStyle’s sixth edition of its Badass Women issue, the one and only Regina King is gracing the cover. The February cover star opens up on her acting career that’s spanned 30 years and how it brought her to her feature-film directorial debut with “One Night in Miami.”

 

 

 

 

On her slow and steady, yet deliberate and intentional rise in Hollywood: “Whatever is successful is for that artist. What works for me doesn’t work for Meryl.” King laughs. “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.”

On what she wants viewers to walk away with after seeing One Night in Miami: “I want every Black man I know and love to see themselves in this film because I saw them when I read the script,” she says. King wanted to mine these men’s certainties and insecurities, how nervous they were about making mistakes. “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.”

 

The February issue of InStyle, available on newsstands, on Amazon, and for digital download January 15.

 

Style Credits:
Cover: Versace Dress | Bulgari Jewelry
Image 1: Louis Vuitton Jacket and Pants | Harry Winston Earrings, Necklace, and Watch | Christian Louboutin Pumps
Image 2: Giambattista Valli Dress | Mateo Earrings | Jimmy Choo Shoes

Styled by Wayman + Micah
Hair by Larry Sims
Makeup by Latrice Johnson
Nails by Jessica Lee

 

[Photo Credit: Christian Cody for InStyle Magazine]

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