We Almost Lost Regina King To Dentistry

We Almost Lost Regina King To Dentistry


LADIES AND GENTLEMEN,
MY FIRST GUEST IS AN EMMY AND GOLDEN GLOBE WINNING ACTRESS WHO
IS OSCAR NOMINATED FOR HER PERFORMANCE IN “IF BEALE STREET
COULD TALK.”>>A CHILD IS COMING, IS YOUR
GRANDCHILD. I DON’T UNDERSTAND YOU. IT’S YOUR GRANDCHILD. WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE HOW
HE GETS HERE? THE CHILD AIN’T GOT NOTHING TO
DO WITH THAT. AIN’T NONE OF US GOT NOTHING TO
DO WITH THAT!>>THAT CHILD, THAT CHILD, THAT
CHILD, THAT CHILD, THAT CHILD, THAT CHILD.>>GET YOUR (BLEEP).>>Stephen: PLEASE WELCOME,
REGINA KING! ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ♪ ♪ ♪
( APPLAUSE ) ( APPLAUSE )
>>HELLO. ( CHEERS )
>>Stephen: HI.>>HELLO.>>Stephen: THANK FOR BEING
HERE.>>ON.>>MY GOSH. THANKS FOR HAVING ME.>>Stephen: IT’S SO NICE TO
HAVE YOU ON. JON AND I WERE TALKING BEFORE,
WHAT A BEAUTIFUL FILM THIS IS.>>OH, MY GOD.>>Stephen: IT’S BEAUTIFUL AND
IT’S HEARTBREAKING AND IT’S HOPEFUL. AND IT’S ONE OF MY FAVORITE
FILMS OF THE YEAR, TRULY A FANTASTIC LOVE STORY, TOO.>>I JUST HAVE TO SAY SOMETHING,
BECAUSE I HEARD YOU GUYS TALKING EARLIER, AND YOU WERE TALKING
ABOUT HOW BARRY JENKINS LIGHTS BLACK PEOPLE SO BEAUTIFULLY. WE HAVE TO GET A SHOUT HAD THE
OUT TO OUR CINEMATOGRAPHER, JAMES LANGSTON. HE LIGHTS BLACK PEOPLE SO
BEAUTIFULLY, AND HE’S NOT BLACK. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: WELL, YOU KNOW, CONGRATULATIONS ON THE GOLDEN
GLOBE, FOR ONE THING. AND THE OSCAR NOMINATION. THAT’S EXCITING. ( APPLAUSE )
IS THIS YOUR FIRST OSCAR NOMINATION.>>IT IS!>>Stephen: THAT’S WONDERFUL.>>IT IS.>>Stephen: HOW DOES THAT
FEEL? I’VE NEVER BEEN NOMINATED FOR AN
OSCAR.>>YOU HAVEN’T?>>Stephen: SORRY, NO.>>IT’S– IT’S– IT IS QUITE THE
RIDE. IT HAS BEEN QUITE THE EDUCATION.>>Stephen: YOU END UP OUT
THERE LIKE, YOU KNOW, AT ALL THESE DIFFERENT EVENTS WITH
OTHER PEOPLE WHO ARE NOMINATED IN THE SAME CATEGORY?>>YES.>>Stephen: OTHER ACTRESSES,
AND OTHER ACTORS, TOO. AND WHAT DOES THAT FEEL LIKE TO
BE WITH THESE OTHER PEOPLE YOU’RE IN COMPETITION WITH?>>I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO COMPARE
IT TO BECAUSE IT’S MY FIRST. BUT IN THIS EXPERIENCE, IT’S
BEEN AMAZING MEETING NOT JUST OTHER ACTORS, BUT I’VE BEEN
MEETING PEOPLE WHO I’VE BEEN FANS OF– EDITORS, SOUND
MIXERS– THAT I DIDN’T KNOW THAT THEY WORKED ON PROJECTS THAT
I’VE BEEN A FAN OF FOR SO LONG. AND WE’RE CROSSING PATHS, YOU
KNOW. I’VE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SIT
DOWN AND ACTUALLY HAVE A CONVERSATION WITH GLENN CLOSE,
WHO– OH, MY GOSH! ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: I FEEL THE SAME WAY. SHE WAS JUST HERE ON FRIDAY.>>OH, REALLY!>>Stephen: I FEEL THE SAME
WAY. YEAH.>>SHE WAS SIT WRITHE HERE?>>Stephen: YEAH, YEAH. SHE’S– SHE’S VERY SEXY. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen:>>WHAT DO YOU THINK ABOUT ME? ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: UUUH… ( LAUGHTER )
DITTO, I WOULD SAY. SO YOU ARE A MOTHER YOURSELF,
THOUGH.>>I AM.>>Stephen: AND THIS IS THE
STORY OF A MOTHER WHO IS– SHE’S FIGHTING FOR HER SON.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: TRYING TO HELP HER
SON, PROTECT HER SON, AND HER DAUGHTER-IN-LAW, AND HER
GRANDSON. BUT AS A MOTHER YOURSELF, IN
WHAT WAYS DO YOU RELATE TO THE EXPERIENCE YOUR CHARACTER IS
GOING THROUGH?>>OH, WOW, SHARON RIVERS IS A
MOMMA BEAR. I AM SO BLESSED TO COME FROM A
LINEAGE OF MOTHERS– MY MOTHER, MY GRANDMOTHER– WHO ARE MOMMA
BEARS. SO I WAS ABLE TO PULL ON THOSE
EXPERIENCES AS A DAUGHTER, AS A GRANDDAUGHTER, AND THEN AS A
MOTHER TO INFUSE ALL OF THOSE EXPERIENCES INTO SHARON. IT’S BEEN… QUITE THE… AMAZING EXPERIENCE. I– WOMEN AND MEN EVERY DAY WHO
SAY, “OH, MY GOSH, YOU REMIND ME OF MY MOTHER.” AND I THINK WE DON’T GET THE
CHANCE TO SEE THOSE WOMEN, LIKE SHARON, SO OFTEN REFLECTED IN
CINEMA. AND I GOT TO BE HER. JAMES BALDWIN. ( APPLAUSE )
>>Stephen: AND YOU WON THE– WHEN YOU WON THE GOLDEN GLOBE,
YOU GAVE ONE OF THE MOST MOVING SPEECHES OF THE NIGHT. AND IN IT YOU SAID FROM HEREON
OUT, FOR THE NEXT SEVERAL YEARS, YOU’RE GOING TO DO NEFERG YOUR
POWER TO MAKE SURE THAT THE PROJECTS YOU CAN GET MADE WILL
BE 50% WOMEN.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: CREATING THAT
PROJECT. WHAT HAS BEEN THE RESPONSE BEEN
SINCE YOU SAID THAT?>>IT HAS BEEN HUGE. I MEAN THE FACT THAT I– EVERY
INTERVIEW AND EVERYTHING THAT I DO SINCE THEN, IT’S BROUGHT UP. IT HOLDS MY FEET TO THE FIRE AND
MAKES ME HALF TO –>>Stephen: SURE.>>– SHOW UP AND FOLLOW UP. BUT IT KEEPS THAT IN EVERYONE’S
MIND. AND I HOPE THAT ANYONE THAT’S
WATCHING IN OTHER INDUSTRIES WILL FEEL LIKE THEY– THEY WILL
USE THEIR POWER TO PLANT THE SEED AS WELL. SO IT’S– IT’S BEEN TREMENDOUS. AND THE THING THAT’S BEEN I
GUESS THE MOST REWARDING IS REALIZING THAT THERE ARE MORE
MEN THAN WE THINK THAT SUPPORT THE GENDER PARITY. IT’S JUST THAT THEY HAVEN’T–
THEY DON’T KNOW WHERE TO START! SO I– I HOPE THAT JUST HEARING
THAT DECLARATION, HEARING ME CHALLENGE MYSELF CONTINUES TO
INSPIRE THEM TO WANT TO HELP MAKE THAT BECOME A REALITY.>>Stephen: WELL, DO YOU SEE
CHANGES ALREADY? BECAUSE YOU’VE– YOU’VE BEEN IN
SHOW BUSINESS FOR A LONG TIME.>>YEAH.>>Stephen: I STARTED ON TWT
227.”>>I DID, I DID.>>Stephen: I HAVE A PICTURE
HERE OF YOU. HOW OLD–
( APPLAUSE ) HOW OLD ARE WE TALKING RIGHT
HERE?>>OH!>>Stephen: THERE YOU ARE.>>YEAH, BANGS! IN ENGLAND THEY CALL THEM
FRINGE. AND THAT LOOKS A LITTLE MORE
LIKE FRINGE.>>Stephen: HOW OLD WERE YOU?>>I WAS 13.>>Stephen: 13 YEARS OLD.>>13, YEAH, YEAH.>>Stephen: DID YOU KNOW AT
THIS AGE ALREADY THIS IS WHAT I WANT TO DO WITH MY LIFE? THIS IS WHAT MY OCCUPATION WILL
BE?>>I THINK SOMEWHAT. I FEEL LIKE– IT FELT NATURAL, A
NATURAL SPACE FOR ME TO BE. I KNOW THAT BY THE TIME I GOT TO
COLLEGE I WAS VERY SURE THAT IT WAS A CAREER CHOICE. BUT, YEAH, I THINK —
>>Stephen: WAS THERE A FALL-BACK? WAS THERE SOMETHING ELSE, “IF
THIS ISN’T WORKING, I’LL DO THAT?”
>>I DON’T KNOW IF IT WAS A FALL-BACK, BUT WHILE I WAS
ACTING AND GOING THROUGH SCHOOL, I REALLY– I WANTED TO BE A
DENTIST. ( LAUGHTER )
>>Stephen: REALLY?>>UH-HUH.>>Stephen: JUST FOR THE
GLAMOUR OF IT OR THE– YOU HAVE BEAUTIFUL TEETH. DON’T GET ME WRONG. YOU HAVE AMAZE AGO YOU CLEARLY–
YOU CLEARLY–>>YOU SEE THESE CHOPPERS.>>Stephen: YOU DON’T HAVE
PERIODONTAL DISEASE.>>I HAD THE MOST AMAZING
PEDIATRIC DENTIST. DR. RUBLE AND HIS WIFE, BABE,
WAS HIS DENTAL ASSISTANT, AND THEY HAD LIKE A LITTLE TREASURE
CHEST THAT YOU COULD GO IN AND AT THE END OF YOUR DENTAL
APPOINTMENT. AND THEY WERE JUST SO FAB TASK. AND I HAVE ALWAYS– YOU’VE GOT A
GOOD SET OF CHOPPERS THERE.>>Stephen: VERY EXPENSIVE.>>YOU DO.>>Stephen: VERY EXPENSIVE. THESE ARE RENTALS. THESE ARE RENTALS.>>WELL, YOU GOT A GOOD PAIR.>>Stephen: THANK YOU VERY
MUCH.>>SOME PEOPLE’S RENTALS LOOK
LIKE CHICKLETS, YEAH, YEAH.>>Stephen: LIKE GIULIANI ONE
FOR THE UPPERS AND THE LOWERRERS. WHAT IS IT ABOUT DENTIST TREE? I WANT TO GET IN THERE WITH THE
TOOLS AND DRILL AROUND AND BE UP TO MY ELBOWS IN OTHER PEOPLE’S
SPIT OR YOU JUST LIKE TEETH?>>I DON’T THINK I THOUGHT ABOUT
IT THAT DEEPLY. A LOT OF PEOPLE, THE FIRST THING
THEY SEE ARE THE EYES. THE FIRST THING I SEE IS THE
SMILE.>>Stephen: OH!>>AND I JUST KIND OF STARTED…>>Stephen: “REGINA, MY TEETH
ARE UP HERE.” I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. I DON’T KNOW WHAT THAT MEANS. IT’S SO NICE TO SEE YOU. “IF BEALE STREET COULD TALK” IS
IN THEATERS NOW. REGINA KING, EVERYBODY! WE’LL BE RIGHT BACK WITH BILL
AND MELINDA GATES.

Author: Kevin Mason

100 thoughts on “We Almost Lost Regina King To Dentistry

  1. I'll never forget her as Craigs sister from Friday, or as Huey and Riley Freeman in the Boondocks. I'm happy she is hitting success with a golden globe and Oscar nomination, she deserves it.

  2. LOVE Regina King! I'm the same age as her and been watching her since 227. She is on fire these last few years. Loved her on Southland too.

  3. Regina King was very polite when SC got her character wrong, saying she was Fonny's mother, not Tish's mother – crucial difference. Very smooth, the way she let it ride. Sadly, she probably knows that SC and most of the audience haven't seen the film, which is a shame. James Baldwin's novel is brilliant and the film lives up to that standard. Everyone should see it..

  4. I just finished watching the Leftovers the other day, purely a coincidence, and now this movie is coming out I’m being surrounded with this amazing actress seemingly out of nowhere.

  5. I'm so glad she has been able to reach this point of critical success, decades after she dissed Ice Cube for being fired on his day off in a sleepy black Los Angeles neighborhood.

    Also, if she had pursue dentistry, her clients could've boasted they got their teeth serviced by Dr. King.

  6. That night, Steph Colbert made passionate love to his wife, the likes she's never seen…since the Tiffany Haddish appearance. Mrs. Colbert is beginning to see a trend.

  7. Steven Colbert is 🔥 I have always had a little crush on him from like 13 when he had the baby eagle 😆

  8. My heroes are either black or comics. As a boy I was warned to avoid blacks in groups. Be afraid boy! Now when I want to feel pride in my country I look to these two groups for signs of the real america.

  9. This may be weird, but I love that not only does she have an absolutely gorgeous clavicle, she also knows exactly how to perfectly display it.

  10. Regina put the Mac to the Daddy. Lol. Ever so gently.
    Moments. "Where is the money". Co starred with Cuba Gooding Jr. In what movie. ?? Tom Cruise. Rene Zelwiger

  11. She's a good actress. Hope she gets that Oscar. She's like the Emmy Nominated and winning and Golden Globe for the last 3 years.

  12. That girl got a big ol' – yep – that's it. She be so beautiful! She got much more going for her than "sexy". Make a wake girl! Women gonna be following you and your steps. Girls need more than cookies to make them scouts of the world.

  13. "I bought those Drapes!" Wow! Isn't she amazing. I just love her voice too. First rate actress, I hope she gets the Oscar, she deserves it.

  14. If there was ever a biopic for Michelle Obama, you can't get anyone better than Regina King to play the part. She will be perfect!

  15. Mothers make a difference. I wish more was out there for the great number of women who don't have children who wanted them.

  16. Everyone who does not know her body of work well needs to check out The Boondocks, she plays Huey and Riley.. it's really impressive.

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