She tells herself, "No, you are not doing it."
"It's going to be amazing," Regina Hall tells ESSENCE through a giggle, "or at least good."
The actress received an honorary doctorate from Dillard University and shared the moment on Instagram.
ESSENCE's Black Women in Hollywood honoree is one of the funniest women in Hollywood, but she has her sights set on playing a different kind of character.
The "Little" star said she couldn't stop cracking up once she realized what happened.
Be on the lookout for more well-wishes from some of the many talented people who have come through our Essence Fest doors over the years.
Go best friend! Sanaa Lathan spilled some unknown facts about Regina Hall at the ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood awards.
What About Your Friends? Regina Hall Thanks Her Circle of Sisters In This Moving Black Women In Hollywood Moment
"They showed up when they knew I couldn't and that's what life requires."
Through her craft, Regina has consistently shown the world that Black women can truly do it all and do it all well.
ESSENCE Black Women In Hollywood Awards To Honor Amandla Stenberg, Jenifer Lewis, Kiki Layne & Regina Hall
The 2019 honorees embody this year's timely event theme, The Power of Our Presence: Art & Activism.
KiKi Layne, Amandla Stenberg, Regina Hall, and Jenifer Lewis are this year's Black Women In Hollywood honorees. They also grace the cover of ESSENCE's Film Noir issue, on newsstands January 25.
The film also stars Issa Rae as the onscreen under-appreciated assistant to Hall, a tyrannical boss who gets a taste of her own medicine.
Hall joked that the confusion often leads to her getting incredible freebies like gift certificates to Barney's.
The 14-year-old "Blackish" star is not only starring in the upcoming comedy, but also executive producing.
Regina King also took home the award for Best Supporting Actress for her work in Barry Jenkins' adaptation of 'If Beale Street Could Talk."
Celebrities walked the red carpet at IFP's 27th Annual Gotham Independent Film Awards and the 87th Annual Hollywood Christmas Parade.
And we can't wait to watch it!