Angela Bassett chats about her new film London Has Fallen, her successful film career, why she decided to do television, endorsing Hillary Clinton and much more.
She is best known for her biographical film roles, most notably her Academy Award-nominated performance as Tina Turner in the biopic What’s Love Got to Do with It. In addition, Bassett has portrayed Betty Shabazz in Malcolm X and Panther,Rosa Parks in The Rosa Parks Story, Coretta Scott King in Betty and Coretta, Katherine Jackson in The Jacksons: An American Dream, and Voletta Wallace in Notorious.
Bassett has been noted for portraying real life African-American women, as well as “strong women”. Bassett said in 2001 that she liked those roles and added: “That’s the image that I like to put out there, and those are the parts I’m attracted to. But not iron-fist kind of strong, just self-assured.