Regina King To Host ‘Saturday Night Live’

Written by on January 22, 2021

Regina King is an Oscar winner, Golden Globe winner and two-time Emmy winner. Nonetheless, one factor she has not but conquered is the host place at SNL. However that’s about to vary.  

King will host the comedy sketch present on Feb.13 with musical visitor Nathaniel Rateliff, in accordance with PEOPLE.

The actress can be selling her directorial debut One Night time In Miami. The movie depicts 4 Black icons whose worlds collide on (you guessed it) one night time in Miami — particularly, the night of Cassius Clay’s historic struggle towards Sonny Liston in 1964.

On one unbelievable night time in 1964, 4 icons of sports activities, music, and activism gathered to rejoice one of many largest upsets in boxing historical past. When underdog Clay, quickly to be known as Muhammad Ali, defeats heavy weight champion Liston on the Miami Conference Corridor. Clay memorialized the occasion together with his three associates: Malcolm X, Sam Cooke, and Jim Brown. 

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Based mostly on the award-winning play of the identical title, additionally directed by King, One Night time In Miami, is a fictional account impressed by the historic night time these 4 formidable figures spent collectively. It seems on the struggles these males confronted and the important function they every performed within the civil rights motion and cultural upheaval of the 1960s. Greater than 40 years later, their conversations on racial injustice, faith, and private accountability nonetheless resonate.

The Amazon movie stars Kingsley Ben-Adir as Malcolm X, Eli Goree as Muhammad Ali (then Cassius Clay), Leslie Odom Jr. as Sam Cooke and Aldis Hodge as Jim Brown.

Catch King on Saturday Night time Reside Feb. 13 at 11:30 p.m. ET on NBC.


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