10.10.2018

Regina King Takes Us Inside Black Hollywood's Secret Sister Circle

Regina King Takes Us Inside Black Hollywood's Secret Sister Circle Getty Images

You’ve seen the moments they’ve allowed us to see.

Like the time when Taraji P. Henson veraciously clapped when Regina King took home the Emmy Award in 2016 for her role in American Crime, or every single Wednesday when Gabrielle Union makes another Black actress her woman crush, we’ve seen the secret sister circle in Black Hollywood.

King, who most recently took home yet another Emmy for her soul-stirring role in Netflix’s Seven Seconds, told ESSENCE that Black actresses in Hollywood — like in other industries — have created a strong support network, made up up of group chats, random run-ins and other unspoken survival tactics.

“You know, we’ve cried together, shared secrets together, and because of that I feel we’ve been able to persevere and have careers that are in the double digit,” she explained. “We’ve always been just very honest with each other. That’s been my experience, so because of that I always feel safe with them and I believe they always feel safe with me.”

And in case you’re wondering, the 47-year-old actress did name (some bold faced) names.

For the full story, visit Essence.com/Celebrity.