Regina King: I won’t compromise my integrity – 69News WFMZ-TV


Regina King won’t “compromise” her “integrity”.

The ‘Watchmen’ star has said she’s still “discovering” who she is and where she wants to be in life, but has insisted she won’t be losing sight of her morals on her journey, as she wants to keep going on her “upward trajectory”.

Speaking to InStyle magazine for their ‘Bad*** Women’ February issue, she said: “Whatever is successful is for that artist. What works for me doesn’t work for Meryl. 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.”

And when asked what she believes makes some a “bad***”, Regina – who has 24-year-old son Ian Alexander Jr. with her ex-husband Ian Alexander – said she thinks it’s someone who “takes risks” and operates independently.

She added: “I think a badass is someone who beats to the tune of their own drum. It’s a person who takes risks.

“I’m sure if I sat here and thought about it, I could think of others, but what comes to mind is that the biggest risk I took career wise was not to take any jobs outside of LA when Ian was about nine-years-old.

“When he was younger, he’d travel with his mom from set to set. I wanted to stay home and ensure that I was not going to miss games, miss watching him grow. I think that was a risk. I know it was a risk because of the reaction of my agents when I said that.”

Despite looking ahead to what’s next for her career, the 49-year-old actress also admitted she’s still processing the many tragedies and difficulties faced by people worldwide in 2020.

She said: “I’m still in a place of, ‘F***. We lost Kobe and Chadwick. And we had an election!’ My mind is exhausted. 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.’ ”

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