Regina King Left Stunned by Critic's Inability to Differentiate Black Actresses
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In a new magazine interview, the 'If Beale Street Could Talk' star spills on the awkward conversation she had with a Hollywood Foreign Press Association member before the 2019 Golden Globes.

AceShowbiz - Oscar favourite Regina King was stunned by a conversation she had with a Hollywood Foreign Press Association member ahead of the Golden Globes when it was clear he thought all black actresses were one.

The rather rude critic, who the "If Beale Street Could Talk" star has not named, started the awkward chat by confessing he didn't really know who she was before watching the acclaimed new film, even though Regina has been acting for years, winning her first major credit in 1991 for "Boyz n the Hood" - and the conversation went downhill from there.

"He said, 'So, the other members are telling me I should know who you are'," the actress tells Vanity Fair. "I just let him keep talking, and he said, 'Yes, and you just were stunning in the movie, just fantastic in the movie. But you've been working for a while."

"You've done some Tyler Perry films...?' I said, 'No, no, I've never done a Tyler Perry film'. And it's just that moment of, like, 'Man, you could just say that you thought I was great in the movie'. You want to be gracious, but then there's a part of you that wants to say, 'We're not all the same person!'"

King went on to win the Best Supporting Actress Golden Globe at last month's (January 2019) ceremony and she's the red-hot favoruite to pick up the same award at the Oscars on Sunday, February 24.

And the actress is urging reporters to come up with better talking points on the red carpet, telling People magazine she has come to hate the question, "How does it feel to be here?"

"It's like, 'How am I going to answer this in a way that doesn't sound like I've been asked this question 952 time and I am excited about answering this question again?' It's really just a one word answer. 'It feels great!'"

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