“[Producer] Bert Salke has [reached out], Tyler Perry, immediately, and those are men, those are just a couple of the men,” King told ET. “I haven’t even finished going through all my congratulations emails, so I’m sure there’s a couple of others.”
King also revealed that some people close to her tried to convince her that the move was too bold, but that didn’t stop the 47-year-old thespian.
“[People have told me] that to take the risk of saying something like that and putting something on myself [like] that was too big,” King said. “I don’t feel like it is. I feel like it’s possible, and the reality is all I had to do was say it. All I had to do was start saying it out loud, and the amount of support I got and people that helped find workshops and programs for me to go through to hone those directing skills, it happened as soon as I said it.”
In addition to being an award-winning actress, King has directed episodes of Scandal, Southland, Being Mary Jane, Greenleaf and others.
“In the next two years, and it’s going to be hard, I’m making a vow that everything I produce…[will be] 50 percent women,” she said during the ceremony. “And I challenge everyone out there who is in a position of power, in all industries, I challenge you to challenge yourself and stand with us in solidarity and do the same.”