Regina King Leaves Her Mark at the TCL Chinese Theatre
We are proud to announce ICM Partners’ client Regina King left a permanent mark in the forecourt of Hollywood’s TCL Chinese Theatre among fellow industry titans and legends. As one of the most awarded African-American performers to date, this honor is added to a long list of accolades for the iconic actress. An Academy Award, a Golden Globe, and four Primetime Emmys later, King was more than ready to take her place on the famed walk.
In an interview with Variety, King commented, “I’m born and bred in L.A., when we got to see a film at the Chinese Theatre it was always an event because we could put our hands and feet on the prints of the movie stars. I always wondered, was it hard to decide what shoe to wear? Who would have thunk I would answer my own question 40 years late …. yep! It is difficult to decide. I’m struggling between a pump and sneaker right now.”
The ceremony comes at just the right time, amid praise for King’s latest project, “The Harder They Fall,” in which she plays “Treacherous” Trudy Smith. Her legacy thus far is an extensive mix of comedy (“Friday”) and drama (“If Beale Street Could Talk”), action (“Watchmen”) and adventure (“The Harder They Fall”). Comfortable in front of, or behind, the camera, King’s directorial debut and Oscar-nominated film “One Night in Miami” proved as much. Ahead of her feature directorial debut, King has also taken a hand at directing episodes for several television shows including “Scandal,” “Shameless” and “This Is Us.”
With the cementing ceremony, King’s career has become immortalized and it’s clear that she has left more than just impressions of key appendages on the exclusive forecourt; her impact on film and television will be felt for years to come. Congratulations Regina!