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At 1st Tony Awards, Regina King reveals why she has never acted on stage

Regina King (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Regina King is “intimidated” by the idea of working on stage.

The If Beale Street Could Talk actress would love to star in a theater production but admitted she’s put it off in the past because she felt nervous.

Asked if she wants to be on stage, she told “Entertainment Tonight”:

“Absolutely! I just [became] a little intimidated at some point and then it eventually became that I just didn’t know [if] I was able to dedicate the amount of time. If you’re going to do it, then you better be dedicated. Committed! Why do it if you’re not?

“So, I think I’m there. Put it out there!”

The 48-year-old actress attended the Tony Awards for the first time on Sunday, June 9, 2019, and was “so excited” to have been invited to the event, which honors the best in theater.

She gushed: “I’ve watched them since I was younger!

“So I’m so excited. It’s something I’ve always longed to experience in person for a long — since I was a little girl. And, the backdrop is always so floral and pretty and that they’re embracing the rainbow is just [great.]”

King can next be seen as Angela Abraham in the upcoming HBO adaptation of the comic book series “Watchmen,” and though she’s been “sworn to secrecy” about the show, she’s very excited about it.