Regina King needs sleep, both on-screen and off

Published on NewsOK Modified: February 13, 2013 at 11:47 am •  Published: February 13, 2013
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"Thankfully, I really like the show," she deadpanned, "so it worked out OK.'"

Now that the episode is done filming, King is involved in the editing process. Plus, she's acting in subsequent episodes.

The 42-year-old, who landed her first acting job as a teen on the sitcom "227" as the daughter of Marla Gibbs, says she enjoys the challenge of directing.

King was recently accepted into the ABC/DGA Directors Program, a two-year course where participants are guided by network and studio executives as they develop their skills.

She shadowed a director on the ABC drama "Private Practice," which had its series finale last month.

"It definitely let me know that I would like to do more episodic TV, it's the opportunity to do little minimovies," she said.

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Alicia Rancilio covers entertainment for The Associated Press. Follow her online at http://www.twitter.com/aliciar