Michael B. Jordan was incredible in the role of Erik Killmonger in Marvel’s Black Panther. He was potentially one of the best antagonists that the Marvel Cinematic Universe has put out. What if Killmonger was played by Angela Bassett though? That’s a question I never thought of, but someone at BuzzFeed did, so they asked her to read some of Killmonger’s lines. In the film, Bassett plays Queen Ramonda who is the mother of T’Challa and she does a fantastic job in the role. Be warned that minor spoilers are ahead as she does read lines from the film. … [Read more...] about Watch Angela Bassett Read Some of Killmonger’s Lines from BLACK PANTHER
Black Panther writer and director Ryan Coogler is not only well-loved by movie audiences, with the movie on track to gross $165 million, but the stars of the film having nothing but praise for the 31-year-old director.The Hollywood Reporter caught up with Angela Bassett, who plays Queen Ramonda in the Marvel film, and talk what it was like on set with Coogler. “He was just in it every day, along with the actors. We sit, we have rehearsals, we talk about it, of course he wants your input.”Bassett went on to explain that Coogler wanted to the actors to be involved with the script, saying, “He’s so real. If you say, ‘I’m bumping with this one,’ he’d go and come back, he’ll make sure you’re satisfied, make sure it’s tracking, and we were just all really there too.”“We love him, every single person," she concluded. "You won’t find a person on that set that ain’t go marvelous things to say about … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett Sings Praises of ‘Black Panther’ Director Ryan Coogler
On Thursday night, Christian Siriano celebrated his new coffee-table book, Dresses to Dream About, at West Hollywood's Chateau Marmont, where a Hollywood who's who gathered in honor of the designer known for creating glamorous gowns for women of all shapes and sizes."I felt like after 10 years I wanted to take my fans to kind of a dream-like place," Siriano told The Hollywood Reporter of his latest project. "Also I wanted to include work that maybe didn't get much love in the beginning or things that never got worn. I wanted to show people what goes into the clothes and the work."The Rizzoli book features photographs, taken by Siriano's husband Brad Walsh, of the elaborate and elegant dresses he's made for the likes of Taylor Swift, Coco Rocha, Michelle Obama and of course, Leslie Jones, whom he dressed for the Ghostbusters premiere after the actress tweeted that no fashion designer wanted to help her.If there was any doubt how much the stars adore Siriano, all one had to do … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett, Kathy Bates Fete Christian Siriano’s New Book in L.A.
I didn’t think it was possible to be more excited than I already am for Black Panther, but then the ethereal Angela Bassett decided to step down from her post on Mount Olympus and grace us with her presence. That’s right, she’s the newest member of the cast and, according to Marvel, she is set to play T’Challa’s mother, Ramonda.For those who are unaware of why this is a big deal, Basset has appeared in a number of great TV projects like the Tina Turner biopic What’s Love Got to Do With It and American Horror Story. She’s also starred in classic films like Boyz n the Hood, Waiting to Exhale and the modern masterpiece featuring Tom Hardy, Chris Pine and Reese Witherspoon, This Means War.She joins an illustrious cast that includes Chadwick Boseman in the titular role, as well as Lupita Nyong’o, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman and possibly Andy Serkis. Oh, some guy named … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett Joins
Angela Bassett will join the cast of the Emmy-winning medical drama as a regular next season.In her first full-time series gig, Bassett will play a tough attending with a troubled past who's coming back to Chicago after a few years in Indonesia doing tsunami relief. Her arrival in the second episode next season promises to shake County General's ER to the core."Angela is a wonderfully talented actress whom I've long hoped to work with," said "ER" exec producer John Wells. In addition to Bassett, original cast member Noah Wyle will join "ER" for its 15th and final season. Wyle will guest star in at least four of the show's planned 19 episodes.Bassett, who starred in Tyler Perry's "Meet the Browns," recently wrapped the B.I.G. biopic "Notorious." She is repped by CAA and Untitled. … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett in at ‘ER’