Actress Regina King is vowing to make sure at least half of her hires on future projects are women, and she’s challenging others to take the same pledge.
“So often everyone out there, they hear us on the red carpet and they say of celebrities, we’re using the time to talk about ourselves, when we’re on our soapbox and using a moment to talk about the systemic things that are going on in life,” King said, as she accepted a “Best Supporting Actress” Golden Globe award on Sunday for her role in “If Beale Street Could Talk.”
“ 'Times Up' times two” King added, referring to the anti-sexual harassment movement.
“The reason why we do this is because we understand that our microphones are big and that we’re speaking for everyone,” King, 47, told the crowd.
“And I just want to say that I’m going to use my platform right now to say in the next two years, everything that I produce, I’m making a vow — and it’s going to be tough — to make sure that everything that I produce that it’s 50 percent women.”
“And I just challenge anyone out there who is in a position of power, not just in our industry, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same,” King said to applause.