You may know Regina King from her five seasons on the TNT series “Southland,” or her recurring role as Janine Davis on CBS’ “The Big Bang Theory.” Tonight, she’ll appear in the Lifetime movie, “The Gabby Douglas Story,” as the mother of the 2012 Olympic gymnastics champion. On my America Weekend show, we talked about what drew her to the role, whether it was important for her to meet the real-life Natalie, and how her work as a director (she’s nominated for an NAACP Image Award for an episode of “Southland”) has changed her acting — and vice versa.

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