Angela Bassett Fun Facts, Quotes and Tweets

22nd November 2016

Fact: Angela Bassett has been added to the cast of Marvel's new Black Panther movie. She will play Ramonda, the mother of the title character, portrayed by Chadwick Boseman. Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, and Florence Kasumba have also signed on for supporting roles in the Ryan Coogler movie, which is scheduled to hit cinemas in February, 2018.

17th February 2016

Quote: "Yeah, I think O.J. did it, but what's most important are those lives that were lost in that senseless, reckless, violent way and the young children who lost their mother. My best wishes are for their comfort." Angela Bassett is convinced O.J. Simpson got away with murder following the deaths of his wife Nicole Brown Simpson and her friend Ron Goldman. The actress' husband, Courtney B. Vance, is portraying O.J. lawyer Johnnie Cochran in the dramatisation of the 1995 murder trial in the series The People Vs. O.J. Simpson.

16th January 2015

Fact: Tina Turner stepped in as a makeup artist and helped Angela Bassett perfect her look as the singer for the final scene for her biopic What's Love Got To Do With It.

28th October 2013

Quote: "When you sing with Jennifer Hudson, that's throwing you in the deep end. I didn't even want to rehearse. (But), it turned out great, or so I hear. They send me little emails (saying), 'You look good. You sound good'." Actress Angela Bassett was petrified to perform alongside Jennifer Hudson in their new musical film Black Nativity - because the Dreamgirls star is such a powerhouse vocalist.

11th March 2013

Quote: "I was a bit intimidated going in... But he's sitting there and then when he starts singing old school top 40 (chart songs)... in between takes... He's just singing and bopping, it was great." Actress Angela Bassett was nervous about working with Hollywood great Morgan Freeman on new movie Olympus Has Fallen.

22nd June 2011

Fact: Angela Bassett will return to Broadway to star alongside Samuel L. Jackson in Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. drama The Mountaintop. The play will begin performances on 22 September (11) at the Bernard B. Jacobs Theatre and officially opens on 13 October (11). The stageshow re-imagines what took place on 3 April, 1968 - the night before the assassination of the civil rights leader.

19th August 2008

Fact: Real-life couple COURTNEY B. VANCE and Angela Bassett will play man and wife in upcoming ER episodes.

21st March 2008

Fact: WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT star Angela Bassett was honoured with the 2,358th star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame in Los Angeles on Thursday (20Mar08).

2nd December 2005

Fact: <p>WHAT'S LOVE GOT TO GO WITH IT star Angela Bassett, 47, is expecting twins through a surrogate mother. </p>

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