Regina King Plays Brooding Superhero in HBO’s ‘Watchmen’
Award winning actress Regina King is playing a superhero cop in Damon Lindelof‘s adaptation of the graphic novel, “Watchmen.”
King will star as Angela Abraham, a police officer who is fiercely protective over her daughter and husband, played by Yahya Abdul-Mateen II.
King’s character, wearing her signature all-black costume, was featured heavily in one of the latest trailers for the upcoming series.
Vulture said the director first worked with King on the second season of HBO drama, ‘The Leftovers.'” Though the director usually doesn’t work with the same actor twice, King’s charm that continually brought her to his mind the “Watchmen” role.
Lindelof said, “I keep feeling like, ‘Why is Regina King not the star when she’s the star?’”
Besides working with Lindelof twice, King has starred in a myriad of television shows and movies throughout her decades-long career.
She started acting at 13 years old on the show “227” as Brenda Jenkins.
She then moved to voicing Huey and Riley Freeman on the popular satirical show “The Boondocks.”
She’s won several awards, including a Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Lead Actress in a Limited Series or a Movie for her role in Netflix’s crime drama, “Seven Seconds” where she played Latrice Butler, a teacher at St. Peters Middle School.
Her most recent award was an Academy Award for Best Actress in a Supporting Role for 2019’s “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
HBO’s “Watchmen” will premiere on Oct. 20, 2019.