Ok, let’s be real.
She’d already cemented her name in Hollywood history with an Academy Award, a Golden Globe, four Emmys and a bunch of NAACP Image Awards.
But now cultural icon Regina King has literally cemented her name – during an imprinting ceremony at the TCL Chinese Theatre!
Honoured with her own block at the entrance of the famous venue, Regina not only left her handprints in the cement but also her footprints, along with the message “No place like home” – which happens to be the opening line for the theme song of 80s TV series “227,” the show that first put her on a path to stardom.
“This means so much,” she said during the ceremony with her family members and fellow legend Ava DuVernay there to celebrate with her.
“A lot of people are going to see this and they’re going to think it comes from ‘The Wizard of Oz’ but it comes from my beginning in 227 where the theme started off ‘no place like home’ because this is home. And I’m going to be home forever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever and ever. And there’s nothing anyone can do about it but smile and take a picture with it!”
The honour comes just days before Regina’s new movie, The Harder They Fall, streams on Netflix on November 3.
(Feature Image Credit: Axelle/Bauer-Griffin/FilmMagic for Getty Images)