Who watches the Watchmen? Well, quite frankly we’re more than happy to.
Fans of the source material were both divided and intrigued when a Watchmen TV series was announced, but now, the verdict is firmly locked in.
Before 2009, many argued that Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons’ graphic novel was simply unfilmable. In fact, even after Zack Snyder’s imaginative blockbuster emerged, there were fans arguing that. Zack isn’t exactly an all-round crowdpleaser, and one only has to take a quick glance at his body of work to see that.
The director has helmed the likes of Man of Steel, Sucker Punch, Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice, Dawn of the Dead and more. For every admirer, there is a sceptic ready to rant and rave about any of these films’ perceived failures. Really, Watchmen was no different, but the love some have for it can be considered rather overwhelming.
Would the series be like Zack’s adaptation? Would it be something wildly different? Well, let’s just say, Damon Lindelof’s (Lost) treatment is very much its own thing.
Watchmen: Who plays Angela Abar?
The character of Angela Abar – AKA Sister Knight – is played by the spellbinding Regina King.
So far, the new addition has proved to be an absolute winner in the eyes of audiences. Over on Twitter, Watchmen Looks tweeted of her: “#WatchmenHBO #Watchmen Angela Abar, the absolute best character to ever grace the silver screen. We live for Regina King!”
Certainly passionate words, but they’re not alone.
Another fan added:”@ReginaKing deserves all the Emmys for her work in #Watchmen. Detective Angela Abar is the most nuanced and badass character to be portrayed on television since @kateesackhoff as Kara Thrace.”
Similarly, one weighed in: “God I love Angela Abar so much it physically hurts #Watchmen #WatchmenHBO,” while another wrote: “Honestly, Regina King is a powerhouse in Watchmen.”
Regina King: Movies & TV
So, where have we seen the 48-year-old actress before?
The short answer would be many, many places. However, let’s just go right ahead and spotlight some of her tremendous work.
According to her IMDb, her career kickstarted in 1985 with a role on the TV series 227 (she played Brenda Jenkins, reprising the role for an impressive 107 episodes). However, her next role came in the 1991 modern classic Boyz n the Hood (Shalika).
It’s an amazing film, but she’s been on plenty more, including the likes of Poetic Justice (Lesha), Friday (Dana Jones), Enemy of the State (Carla Dean), Jerry Maguire (Marcee Tidwell), Ray (Margie Hendricks), Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (Sam Fuller) and If Beale Street Could Talk (Sharon Rivers).
As for TV, Watchmen isn’t her only glowing achievement, as she’s also starred in The Big Bang Theory (Janine Davis), Seven Seconds (Latrice Butler), American Crime (numerous), The Leftovers (Erika Murphy), The Boondocks (Riley Freeman/Huey Freeman), Southland (Detective Lydia Adams), 24 (Sandra Palmer) and more.
Follow her on Instagram!
If you’re admiring her wonderful work on Watchmen, be sure to follow her on Instagram.
You can find her over at @iamreginaking; she boasts a whopping 1.6 million followers. Ahead of the series’ release, she posted a picture of her character with the caption: “She Stays Ready! Never has to get ready. It’s time. The countdown begins #WatchmenHBO.”
Well, now we’ve witnessed the character, we can wholeheartedly say that the countdown was worth riding with. Her performance is remarkable.
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