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    My biggest challenge will be to play the totally submissive woman. It takes a toll on you when you play someone who's far removed from your personality.
    — Regina King
    My mother was a single mom, and most of the women I know are strong.
    — Regina King
    tags: women  strong  mother 
     
    I never really loved school through junior high, but then I started running track my freshman year, and I was just like, 'Wow, this is cool!
    — Regina King
    tags: running  school  year 
     
    I'm just really thankful to have the chance to portray a character you don't see every day.
    — Regina King
    tags: character  chance 
     
    Especially in this industry, women challenge men much more now because we're saying, 'We can do it, too.'
    — Regina King
    tags: men  women  challenge  saying 
     
    And just because someone doesn't understand doesn't mean they don't want to.
    — Regina King
    A Modern Mom to me is not always someone that juggles a career and family. A Modern Mom is a woman who takes care of herself on the inside and the outside.
    — Regina King
    tags: women  care  career 
     
    Men. You can't live with them, you can't... no. That's about it.
    — Regina King
    tags: men  live 
     
    I know in my own marriage I stayed in it to provide my son with what I thought was a stable background and to give him what I thought was the family life a child should have with two parents. But that isnt always the best way, and it took me taking my son to therapy after the divorce to really see it.
    — Regina King
    And there's also not enough films that are more of a imitation of what real life looks like.
    — Regina King
    tags: real  film 
     
    I think I've been lucky in the regard to have a team that sees me as an artist.
    — Regina King
    tags: artist 
     
    It's an honest place to be if you don't understand someone else's experience, but there's no way for the other to understand if a conversation or an explanation isn't made.
    — Regina King
    tags: experience 
     
    When you look at "American Crime" and you have the character Terri LaCroix is a pharmaceutical executive - why does that character always have to be white?
    — Regina King
    tags: character 
     
    I went to public - I graduated from publics - Westchester High. I'm a product of LA Unified.
    — Regina King
    You don't know what unconditional love is. You may say you do, but if you don't have a child, you don't know what that is. But when you experience it, it is the most fulfilling ever.
    — Regina King
    I love my city and I feel like the majority of the people that are in the city are people from other cities. So I think that L.A. sometimes might get a bad rap because it's known to be so Hollywood-oriented and then underneath that you have crime. But that's really the case in pretty much any major city that you go to.
    — Regina King
    tags: crimes  people  bad  majority 
     
    I had been going on auditions and things like that since I was probably 10 - 11 years old.
    — Regina King
    tags: year 
     
    People love to see themselves on screen in a way that makes sense and seems on point.
    — Regina King
    tags: people 
     
    I want to live a full life - period.
    — Regina King
    tags: live 
     
    I stay in tune with my family and God.
    — Regina King
    tags: god 
     
    I create my own backstory regardless of if I'm told something about the background or not. There's always more that you can develop in your head that makes a character more layered, more honest.
    — Regina King
    tags: character 
     
    I don't think something is a failure if you put your all into it. I'm a big fan of the saying, "Nothing beats a failure but a try."
    — Regina King
    tags: failure  saying 
     
    You always make a film with the hope that all types of people will want to see your work and that it doesn't matter about your color, but unfortunately it still does.
    — Regina King
    tags: people  work  film  hope 
     
    If your woman is asleep every time you get home, shes just really tired. Of you.
    — Regina King
    tags: time  women 
     
    "Legally Blonde 2" wasn't written specifically for a black woman.
    — Regina King
    tags: women  black 
     
    The good news for me is that I have an amazing team behind me, and they've been with me for 20 years now - almost 20 years. And they have seen me as an actress, not necessarily just a black actress. So I have been lucky enough for them to see me that way.
    — Regina King
    tags: black  year 
     
    "Southland" was not written for a black woman.
    — Regina King
    tags: women  black 
     
    And once I was in college, about - maybe the end of my first semester of my sophomore year, I realized that college just was not my jam and that I felt like I was learning more when is actually on set. And I think a lot of that had to do with - I was working while I was in college. I was on "227," so I didn't get a chance to really be immersed in the culture of my school.
    — Regina King
    And, for example, like, when you're having the conversation with your child about getting their driver's license. Well, a white family - their biggest fear is just that you're driving safely and that they're minding the rules of the road, whereas a black family - their biggest fear is that their child is going to get pulled over and treated unfairly for a reason that they won't understand.
    — Regina King
    tags: children  fear  child  rules  black  example 
     
    I would like to believe that most people don't get married anticipating divorce. When I reached that crossroad, I felt like such a failure. After years of therapy together, I realized that staying together was emotionally destructive.
    — Regina King
    We play different people - our art form is performance art - so unless you're playing the same type of person, I don't know if you could improve or make it worse.
    — Regina King
    tags: people 
     
    I've always been selective about materials I choose anyways. The incoming calls haven't been projects that I necessarily want to do. Now I can always be called "Emmy winner Regina King."
    — Regina King
    I recognize the amount of time that it takes as a director. I made the choice to stop taking roles outside of L.A. because I didn't want to miss any of my child's life.
    — Regina King
    tags: time  choice 
     
    I can work inside the boundaries of Erika Murphy, or whoever the character is. It's fun to create somebody that's not you, that doesn't exist.
    — Regina King
    tags: character  work  fun 
     
    I try to turn most things into an exercise. Sometimes, I can't get a workout in, so I will do things like park further away at the grocery store or take the stairs. It may not be much, but I've convinced myself it does something. Mind over matter. Ha! But my regular workouts consist of hiking, Cardio Barre, and light weight training.
    — Regina King
    tags: mind  exercise 
     
    I try to eat well, but I don't deny myself the foods I love. I just eat them in moderation.
    — Regina King
    tags: food 
     
    Race is a very sensitive subject.
    — Regina King
    tags: race 
     
    I learned a lot from my Mom. My favorite lesson: remember there is no such thing as a certain way to parent and to remember that you are learning along with your child - it's ok to make mistakes.
    — Regina King
    And what happens a lot of times when - let's just speak specifically white and black - when white or black people feel misunderstood when it comes to talking about race, they immediately get defensive.
    — Regina King
    tags: time  people  race  black 
     
    I watch ESPN all day. If you come into my trailer, ESPN is on. That's the first thing I do when I leave the set.
    — Regina King
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