Dwell from New York, Regina King will make her internet hosting debut dwell on Saturday evening
Regina King attends the Backstage Creations Giving Suite at the Emmy Awards on September 22, 2019 in Los Angeles, California.
Regina King (also known as Regina Thee King and Regina BEEN King) will make her hosting debut in the upcoming new season of Saturday Night Live.
In a press release sent to The Root, the director of One Night in Miami will grace the SNL stage with her presence for the February 13 broadcast. Folk and R&B artist Nathaniel Rateliff will appear as the musical guest of the night. John Krasinski of the office and Dan Levy of Schitt’s Creek will also make their hosting debuts on January 30 and February 6, respectively. With this latest news, I can almost certainly say that King, who just recently celebrated a birthday and also happens to be on the cover of InStyle’s February issue, still has a moment. Like a big moment. In fact, movement might actually be a better word for it. Not only is she about to make her SNL debut, but her directorial debut film has already been recognized by many Oscar fans as a serious candidate for best director. (I mean – what did you expect? She’s an Emmy and an Oscar winner. Let’s be real here.)
Based on the award-winning play of the same name, One Night in Miami follows “four icons of sport, music and activism brought together to celebrate one of the biggest surprises in boxing history. When the underdog Cassius Clay, who will soon be named Muhammad Ali, defeats heavyweight champion Sonny Liston at the Miami Convention Hall, Clay and three of his friends remembered the event: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke and Jim Brown. It’s about the struggles these men faced and the crucial role they each played in the civil rights movement and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. More than 40 years later, their conversations about racial injustice, religion and personal responsibility are still resonating. “
The story goes on
King spoke to InStyle about One Night in Miami and why she felt it was important to portray black men in a more nuanced way: “I want every black man I know and love to see himself in this movie because I can read the script have seen . Some could see it [those themes of certainties and insecurities] as subtleties, but they’re the big items people are supposed to go with. Nobody is perfect and we just try to do our best. While these men are legendary, they tried to do their best. As simple as that.”
She added, “It really humanized her. I feel like we don’t get the chance to see black men like this, and most of us have black men who are so complex in our lives, who have so much love, strength and vulnerability, all of these things in one. ”
One Night in Miami is now available in select theaters and on Amazon Prime Video. And make sure to set your DVR only on NBC for King’s Saturday Night Live debut on February 13th.