Regina King - What on Earth Is Going On in "The Leftovers"?

November 5, 2015 - Regina King 11/05/2015 Views: 4,424

Actress Regina King talks about winning an Emmy for her role in "American Crime" and tries to explain the premise of her HBO series "The Leftovers." (4:42)

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>> Trevor: PLEASE WELCOMEREGINA KING.

(CHEERS AND APPLAUSE)

>> Trevor: I'M EMBARRASSED.

I CAN'T STAND UP WITHOUT SOMEONEHELPING ME UP.

>> NO, NO.

>> Trevor: PEOPLE ARE, LIKE,WHY DIDN'T HE STAND?

>> BECAUSE YOU HAD TO ROLL.

>> Trevor: I ROLLED TO YOU.

I WILL MOVE HEAVEN AND EARTH TOGET TO YOU.

LOOKING BEAUTIFUL, BY THE WAY.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

HOW ARE YOU FEELING?

>> Trevor: IN PAIN BUT I'MGOOD.

>> IT'S FUNNY, I WAS TELLINGSOME OF MY PEOPLE, MY ENTOURAGE,

THAT I'M SO TIRED BUT I DON'TFEEL LIKE I CAN COMPLAIN

BECAUSE, YOU KNOW, HE JUST HADAN EMERGENCY APPENDECTOMY AND I

SHARED THAT WITH ANTHONYANDERSON AS WELL.

HE'S, LIKE, HE'S ALL RIGHT.

HE'S AFRICAN, HE'S RESILIENT.

>> Trevor: YOU KNOW, IT'SFUNNY HOW YOU TALK ABOUT THAT

BECAUSE IT REALLY IS A LEVEL.

YOU'RE AT THE TOP OF YOUR GAME.

CONGRATULATIONS.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH.

(APPLAUSE)

>> Trevor: HERE IS SOMETHINGI'VE ALWAYS WANTED TO KNOW.

>> OKAY.

>> Trevor: DO YOU PREPARE ASPEECH OR DO YOU -- DO YOU

PREPARE THEM, IS THAT BAD LUCK?

OR DO YOU NOT PREPARE IT ANDJUST WING IT?

BECAUSE YOUR SPEECH WAS AMAZING.

IT WAS INSPIRING.

>> THAT WAS A WING IT.

>> Trevor: THAT WAS A WING IT?

>> YES.

I KIND OF -- FIRST OF ALL, I WASSHOCKED I WAS NOMINATED, SO I

WAS JUST HAPPY TO BE THERE ANDHAVE ON A PRETTY DRESS AND MY

HAIR JUST PICTURE PERFECT ANDALL OF THAT GOOD STUFF SO I WAS

ENJOYING THAT.

I DON'T KNOW IF YOU REMEMBERED,I WATCHED THE SPEECH AND I

ACTUALLY MADE A REFERENCE TO THECOMEDY PEOPLE AND THEIR WHITE

PIECES OF PAPER, AND I WISH IHAD ONE IN THAT MOMENT, BUT I

TOOK A MOMENT --

>> Trevor: I THINK IT GOESBETTER WITHOUT THE --

>> DO YOU THINK SO?

>> Trevor: IT WAS ACTUALLYAMAZING.

IT WAS A GREAT THING YOU WINNINGTHE EMMY.

IT WAS JUST SUCH A BEAUTIFULMOMENT.

I HAVE BEEN LOOKING ATEVERYTHING YOU'VE DONE.

I MEAN, YOU GETTING INTODIRECTING AS WELL, THAT'S AN

INTERESTING STEP FOR YOU TOTAKE.

I DIDN'T KNOW ABOUT THAT.

>> YES, YES.

KIND OF WAS JUST A NATURAL PLACETO GO FOR ME.

I LIKE BEING IN CONTROL.

I LIKE BEING THE HOSTESS AND THEPERSON AT THE PARTY.

THAT JUST GOES RIGHT IN LINEWITH DIRECTING.

>> Trevor: AND WORKING WITHSHONDA RIMES AS WELL.

>> WHO IS THE MOST AMAZINGINSPIRING WOMAN.

I CAN GO ON AND ON AND ON ABOUTHER.

>> Trevor: I FEEL THE WAYEVERYONE TALKS ABOUT SHONDA,

THERE ARE SOME PEOPLE YOU HEARABOUT AND SOUNDS LIKE THEY'RE

JUST A BALL OF LIGHT.

PEOPLE SAY, YOU CAN'T ACTUALLYSEE THEM WHEN THEY WALK IN THE

ROOM.

>> THEY'RE SO BRIGHT.

>> Trevor: SHONDA, NICE TOMEET YOU.

>> SHE WOULD BE THAT, YES.

>> Trevor: YOU DIRECTED ANEPISODE OF "SCANDAL."

>> YES, WHEN I WRAP "AMERICANCRIME" I'LL GO BACK AND DO

ANOTHER EPISODE.

SHE'S BEEN SUCH A CHAMPION ANDCHEERLEADER OF MINE.

I'M JUST WALKING TOWARD THELIGHT.

>> Trevor: THEY TOLD ME NOT TODO THAT IN THE HOSPITAL.

(LAUGHTER)

(APPLAUSE)

"THE LEFTOVERS."

HOW MANY PEOPLE WATCH "THELEFTOVERS" HERE, BY THE WAY

(APPLAUSE)

>> MORE THAN A FEW.

>> Trevor: WHAT'S GOING ON INTHAT SHOW?

>> I DON'T KNOW.

>> Trevor: NOBODY KNOWS.

IS IT ABOUT THE RAPTURE BUT THENTHEY SAY IT'S NOT.

IT MIGHT BE?

PEOPLE HAVE DISAPPEARED.

2% OF THE WORLD'S POPULATIONDISAPPEARED.

>> AND THEN THE TOWN OF MIRACLE,TEXAS, WHERE I LIVE, NOBODY

DISAPPEARED.

THE THE ONLY PLACE IN THE WORLDWHERE NO ONE DISAPPEARED.

(AUDIENCE REACTS)

>> Trevor: SO YOUR FAMILY ISPART OF THE FAMILY THAT IS STILL

PART OF THIS TOWN AND ALLTHESE NEW PEOPLE ARE COMING IN

AND WANT TO STEAL WHAT FROM YOU?

IT'S SO CONFUSING.

>> I DON'T KNOW.

I DON'T KNOW.

>> Trevor: WHAT IS THIS SHOWABOUT?

>> THEY DON'T KNOW WHAT THEYWANT TO STEAL.

THEY JUST KNOW THEY WANT A PARTOF "IT.

>> Trevor: WHAT?

>> IT.

>> Trevor: WHAT IS IT?

>> WHATEVER IT IS.

>> Trevor: I LOVE IT SO MUCH!

I DON'T KNOW WHAT'S GOING ON BUTI LOVE IT SO MUCH!

>> THAT'S THE BEAUTY OF IT!

IT DRIVES YOU CRAZY TRYING TOMAKE SENSE OF FIGURE IT OUT.

THAT'S THE FUN, TRYING TO CREATETHE CONSPIRACY THEORY, WHATEVER

YOU WANT IT TO BE.

>> Trevor: I DON'T KNOW WHATIT IS BUT I WANT TO KEEP

WATCHING.

>> I WANT YOU TO.

>> Trevor: AND MOSTLY BECAUSEOF YOU!

(LAUGHTER)

THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR JOININGME!

"THE LEFTOVERS" SUNDAY NIGHTAT 9:00 ON HBO.

REGINA KING, EVERYBODY.