Regina King Talks ‘Watchmen’ And Stepping Outside Her Comfort Zone On The Cover Of ‘Marie Claire’

Regina King doesn’t like comfort zones.

The Oscar-winning actress is on the new cover of Marie Claire, and in the issue, she opens up about her new HBO series, the strength she got from her mother, and more.

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Regina King. Photo: Thomas Whiteside for Marie Claire
Regina King. Photo: Thomas Whiteside for Marie Claire

In “Watchmen”, which has its series premiere Oct. 20, King gets to play a superhero.

“Sister waited until she was almost 50 to be a superhero,” the 48-year-old jokes. “It’s something I’ve always wanted to do, you know, be a woman physically kicking a**.”

King also talks about making sure she’s always pushing herself to take chances.

“Sometimes we can get so caught up in the moment and we don’t ever leave that moment, and that’s how some people get stuck,” she says. “I don’t know if you ever heard me say, ‘Comfort zones are where dreams go to die.’”

Regina King. Photo: Thomas Whiteside for Marie Claire
Regina King. Photo: Thomas Whiteside for Marie Claire

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A lot of that strength actually came from her mother, King says.

“When that’s your beginning, you’re never really focused on the possibility. What my mother filled us with, what she gave us, it feels natural and so intuitive,” she explains. “The Secret was never a secret for me.”

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