Regina King Once Saved Gabrielle Union From Drowning

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Union shared the story in a new profile on King, adding that a different actress probably would have let her drown.
Sydney Scott Feb, 13, 2019

Regina King is an actual hero.

In a recent profile of the If Beale Street Could Talk actress, her friend and actress Gabrielle Union recounted the time King saved her life — literally.

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Union told Vanity Fair that she once almost drowned in a riptide during a snorkeling trip, but King quickly came to her rescue.

“When I say she literally saved my life that day, she literally saved my life that day,” Union said. “That’s who she is.”

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Highlighting how Hollywood likes to pit women against each other, Union added (jokingly, we think) that had King been any other actress, she might have drowned.

“There are very few people that everybody categorically f-cks with—and Regina is just one of those people,” Union added.