Regina Hall has been known for her fun-loving personality and versatile acting chops over the years. But, the veteran movie star is also a staunch supporter of Black business and even a business owner herself.

Never forgetting the struggles she’s faced creating her brand, Hall recently gave her voice to a #CIROCStands panel discussion about Black businesses at the 20th annual Martha’s Vineyard African American Film Festival, in partnership with Sean “Diddy” Combs and CÎROC. She sat down with Blavity to discuss how her participation on the panel fits her brand. She also gave advice to Black business owners and even dished a little about her favorite acting role and what she tells young, Black actresses on the rise.