Words and images by DeWayne Rogers
Hair: Justi Embri
Makeup: Rea Ann
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The initial thought was to have Regina Hall write her own cover story from a first-person perspective. Why not? Journalism practically runs through her veins, as evidenced by her master’s in journalism from New York University. So when the offer was made to the stunning actress as she strolled down the hallway of the Beverly Hills Four Seasons hotel, for a split second it appeared that she would acquiesce. But as expected, her journalistic instincts kicked in.
“No, I would rather you do it,” she said, after a brief pause. “I think it’s better when someone can observe you and tell a story objectively.”
Well, objectively speaking, Hall is set to end 2013 on a high note. With the impending release of The Best Man Holiday — arguably one of the most highly anticipated movies with a predominately black cast in recent memory — Hall has been given another opportunity to further solidify her claim as one of Hollywood’s most utilized, yet underrated stars.
Increased fame, however, appears to be the farthest thing from Hall’s mind.