Regina King's Son Says She's 'Supermom,' as He Supports Time's Up: 'Women Rule the World'
Regina King had a special plus one with her at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards
Regina King had a special plus one with her at the 2019 Golden Globe Awards.
The actress walked the red carpet with her 22-year-old son Ian Alexander, Jr., on Sunday night — and he made sure to take a moment to praise his mom ahead of the awards ceremony.
“She’s a super mom,” he told E! New‘s Ryan Seacrest on the red carpet. “She doesn’t let bad workdays come back and ruin the time that we have. It’s awesome to have a mother that I can enjoy spending time with.”
Alexander was also seen sporting a Time’s Up bracelet on his wrist and spoke of the importance of the movement.
“Women rule the world,” he said. “To see them not be safe in the workplace is terrible.”
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King is nominated for two awards, including best actress in a supporting role for If Beale Street Could Talk and best performance by an actress in a limited series or TV movie for Seven Seconds.
The actress said she used her own experience as a mother to help prepare for Netflix’s Seven Seconds, in which she plays a mother who recently lost her child.
“I use what I’ve learned as a mother, as a black woman in America, as a young black woman in America — all of the life experience.,” she said on the carpet.
“As an actor, part of being an actor is finding a bit of you in the character so that it rings true to the audience. While it’s not my experiences it’s Regina finding herself in [them].”
She also admitted that taking on the role of a grieving parent was a rather intimating task.
“[My son] makes me happier than anything in the whole world,” she explained. “To be in a space of a mother losing her child for six months was terrifying.”
The 76th Golden Globe Awards will air live from The Beverly Hilton Hotel on Sunday, Jan. 6 on NBC.