‘Regina Hall on Her Father Passing Away: ‘The Thing About Feeling Broken Is That It Forces You to Be Open’

by Shine My Crown Staff

Regina Hall turned 50 last year, not that she looks it.

In an interview with Health Magazine, she opened up about life after 50 and said she’s grateful for every single day.

“I think it enforced that you can’t take anything for granted,” the actress says of the milestone birthday. “You have to have gratitude for every day that you have.”

During the interview, she shared that she initially started out eyeing a career in journalism. She was in grad school studying to be a journalist. Sadly, her father passed away, and she decided to change paths.

“It was his passing that really shifted how I looked at life—I realized how brief it can be and how suddenly it can change,” she explained. “That’s what led me to acting. The thing about feeling broken is that it forces you to be open—you feel like you don’t have much, so you don’t overthink everything.”

Hall has enjoyed a long career. She has starred in some of our favorite movies and television shows, including “The Best Man,” “Ally McBeal,” “Love & Basketball,” and “Black Monday.”

She’s currently promoting her new project, “Nine Perfect Strangers.”

“So many elements!” she says when asked what drew her to the series.

“I am a big fan of Nicole Kidman—I think she’s tremendous. And I’m a big fan of Melissa McCarthy. I think she’s amazing. Then, of course, I read the script and I realized it was a Liane Moriarty book. I had loved Big Little Lies. Every time I read an episode I was like, “Wait, I want to know what happens in the next one.”

“Nine Perfect Strangers” is based on the book by “Big Little Lies” author Liane Moriarty.

According to Deadline, the series “takes place at a boutique health-and-wellness resort that promises healing and transformation as nine stressed city dwellers try to get on a path to a better way of living. Watching over them during this 10-day retreat is the resort’s director, Masha (Kidman), a woman on a mission to reinvigorate their tired minds and bodies.”

“Nine Perfect Strangers” premieres on Hulu on August 18.

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