In her opening monologue, the One Night in Miami director acknowledged that people’s experience watching her work may vary. “If you’re Black you probably know me from being in some of your favorite movies,” she joked. “If you’re white you probably know me from Watchmen or this monologue.”
The Watchmen star also joked darkly about how she handles “Black fame.”
“Whenever Black fame gets too crazy for me, I just go to the next white town and I’m the regular suspicious shopper again,” she said.
Sporting a bucket hat, Kenan Thompson joined King during her monologue to serve as the actress’ hype man by rapping about her accomplishments.
“I’m a trained actor and I don’t need all that,” she said to Thompson, who kept interrupting her.
Before Saturday night’s show, King shared a sweet note left behind by last week’s host Dan Levy. “Regina! You got this! Much Love, Dan,” the Schitt’s Creek star wrote.