Sometimes being mistaken for someone else can have its perks, according to Regina Hall.
Hall, who said she’s regularly mistaken for Regina King, noted in a speech that the confusion often comes with some serious advantages.
During Monday’s New York Film Critics Circle Awards, where Hall became the first Black actress to win Best Actress for her role in Support The Girls, Hall joked that she hopes King continues to win big at award shows because “people get us confused and I get all the perks.”
“Seriously, they’re like ‘Here’s a gift certificate for Regina King, for $5,000 for Barney’s’ and I’m just like, ‘I’m her!’ They’re like, ‘We love you Ms. King!’ I’m like, ‘Thank you.'”
She continued, “Let’s hope she wins that Oscar ’cause God knows what I’ll get … I’ll get a car! So congratulations to her for being phenomenal.”
King has been making waves for her supporting role in Barry Jenkins’ adaptation of James Baldwin’s If Beale Street Could Talk, taking home a New York Film Critics Circle Awards for Best Supporting Actress. She also earned a Golden Globe at Sunday’s ceremony.