With today (Jan. 24) being “the day” for the Lifetime premiere of “With This Ring,” funny actress Regina Hall did an interview with urban gossip blog Bossip and dished on film, the death of her father, and how she too once made a “marriage agreement” of her own.
Check out some highlights below:
On how the film resonated with her :
Well I mean I am a woman who is single.
So, the scenes in the book and in the script (which I think did an amazing job of adapting to it), I mean, they resonate with me so much.
And what doesn’t resonate with me resonates with friends in my life. And it has been my friends that have gotten me through a lot of situations and who remind me of so many great things in my life. So I think it was just – it’s just a very well done, well-written script.
On being motivated by her father to become an actress after the death of her father:
I was in grad school getting my Masters in journalism and my father died. He died very, very suddenly of a stroke my very first semester. And it pushed me into really grasping the brevity of life. And then that pushed me into [thinking]: what would I really like to do?
And you know, journalism always was very interesting to me and I actually loved it as well. But I had so many deeper questions, having lost a parent so young. It was after that that I decided that I would pursue acting. And I think that was probably the biggest catalyst.
On her own personal vows taken on marriage:
Oh my God yes. I made that vow. And clearly I didn’t stick to it so, I must have come to the same conclusion that [my character] did. But, you know, I’ve had moments where my friends and I have been like ‘look, by this time next year we’re going to be married.’
On what female viewers can gain from watching “With This Ring”:
I think the whole point of the movie — and I certainly resonate with this — is that, especially as black women, we can’t “wait” to be happy. And there’s not an event or relationship or, you know, something that you have planned in your head that creates that.
“With This Ring” airs on Lifetime tonight at 8pm.