*Regina King said she is sending her new Emmy award to her hometown of Cincinnati, where her mom and grandma can watch over it with the love that only a mother and grandmother could.
“I would not be here without them and all of the things they taught me, the importance of grace and strength and courage and all the wisdom they infused in me,” the “American Crime” star told reporters backstage following her win for Outstanding Supporting Actress in a Limited Drama.
The actress, who stars in the upcoming second season of Showtime’s “The Leftovers,” says she thought a mistake was made when her name was called. Her first reaction: “Did they get that right?”
“I really wasn’t expecting it,” said King. “‘American Crime’ was such a special experience for all of us. We call ourselves the ‘American Crime’ family. I’m still kind of digesting it.”
Below, King was asked to describe her favorite fan encounter. She recalled a moment not too long ago when she tried to guess which of her films an approaching fan would mention as his favorite.
“The Leftovers” Season 2 premieres Oct. 4 on HBO.
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