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October 24, 2014

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Regina Hall: Serving Justice & Bringing Drama on 'Law & Order: Los Angeles'

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Actress Regina Hall has appeared in an impressive line-up of comedies, including 'The Best Man,' 'Scary Movie' and Chris Rock's 'Death at a Funeral.'

Lately, though, the New York native has been turning to more dramatic roles, starring alongside Jamie Foxx in 'Law Abiding Citizen' and more recently, landing a choice gig on NBC's 'Law & Order: Los Angeles.'

Hall plays attorney Evelyn Price, who works with Deputy District Attorney Morales (played by Alfred Molina) to serve up justice.

BlackVoices caught up with the brown-skinned beauty, who talked about returning to TV after years of working in film. Excerpts of the interview are below: You went from TV to films and now your back on TV. Do you like the change of scenery?

Regina Hall: More than that, it's kind of a different place doing a show to a movie. The turn-around and shooting schedule is a lot different from a film, but doing both is wonderful.

BV: What made you decide to do TV again?

RH: I did 'Ally McBeal' a few years back. I also did a pilot for a show with Cedric the Entertainer, but it didn't get picked up. I had been looking into the television and heard about this show. It was exciting because I had been a fan of the show for so long. This was a no-brainer, and the show had a strong cast of people who had done films as well. Guys like Alfred Molina and Terrence Howard have extensive work in their resumes, so it wasn't a hard choice to make at all.

BV: How would you describe your character?

RH: She's very smart and strong and a bit black-and-white in terms of right and wrong. She's always in the pursuit of justice.

BV: Unlike the other 'Law and Order' shows, your character comes in on every other episode.

RH: Yes, sometimes we tape one episode a week, or we will tape two episodes back to back. It's actually great. I feel that I have the best of both worlds. I can't complain. It's great.

BV: Has playing a district attorney required you to do a lot of research?

RH: I did do some research. I went to court and sat in on some cases, because I wanted to be familiar with the role. I also wanted to create something with the character so that it's not a one-dimensional performance. I had fun. I loved sitting in on court cases. I loved news programming, and my friends tell me how they love it because they know how much I love this stuff.

BV: Isn't it funny that you left New York for the West Coast to be on 'Law and Order?'

RH: I know. I did an episode on 'New York Undercover' years ago but never got a chance to be on any of the 'Law and Order' shows shot in New York. It took me going to L.A. to finally be on.

BV: How's working in Los Angeles?

RH: It's great. One of the good things about shooting 'Law and Order' in Los Angeles is the weather, especially when working outside.

BV: Although, you and Terrence Howard haven't shot any scenes together, what's it like working together again after appearing in Malcolm Lee's 'Best Man' more than 10 years ago?

RH: That was my first movie. That's where I met Terrence. He was very sweet and supportive back then. It was my first job, and we caught up on this show. We did research together and went to the D.A.'s office. Hopefully, they will do a crossover episode where I can work with him. It would be nice.

BV: Do you feel that you are hitting your stride right now as an actress?

RH: I have always been so blessed and grateful that I've been able to work steadily. With every opportunity, I'm just humbled by and grateful to go from Candy in 'Best Man' to Brenda in the 'Scary' movies to Evelyn in 'Law and Order' and to be able to transition in different sorts of roles. To put it mildly, I have a lot of gratitude.

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