‘Watchmen’ Premiere: Damon Lindelof Praises Regina King, Teases Dr. Manhattan Casting — Photos

‘Watchmen’ Premiere: Damon Lindelof Praises Regina King, Teases Dr. Manhattan Casting — Photos
Damon Lindelof has a rule: The writer and showrunner known for “Lost” and “The Leftovers” won’t work with the same actors more than once — especially not one project right after the last. But as everyone who’s seen a “Watchmen” poster, trailer, or interview over the past year knows, Lindelof broke that rule for his latest lead actor: the one and only Regina King.

“In order to get out of my comfort zone, I don’t want to rely on the known, but the unknown,” Lindelof said, explaining the origins of his rule during his introductory speech at the “Watchmen” premiere Monday night. “So when the writers and I agreed that the star would be a 40-year-old African-American woman named Angela, she most definitely could not be played by Emmy award-winning and Oscar award-winning Regina King because she was in ‘The Leftovers’ and the rule.”

Still, he couldn’t shake the thought.
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