Regina King Channeled Her Strong Grandma in ‘If Beale Street Could Talk’

“Extra” sat down with Regina King as she promoted “If Beale Street Could Talk,” the acclaimed adaptation of a James Baldwin novel that is wowing critics.

Regina opened up about her Golden Globe-nominated role as a strong, loving mother who goes the extra mile to help her daughter (KiKi Layne) and her daughter’s wrongly imprisoned boyfriend (Stephan James), saying, “It’s just an amalgamation of so many different women I know, primarily my grandma.”


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