ENTERTAINMENT 07/26/2018 03:27 pm ET Updated 3 minutes ago Not enough has been, or ever will be, said of the phenomenon that is Bassett Tongue. By Matthew Jacobs Have you had the fortune of luxuriating in Angela Bassett’s elocution today? Not enough has been, or ever will be, said of Bassett’s speaking voice, with its modulated theatricality and velvety precision. She stretches her mouth to envelop every word, lending strong-willed characters a Shakespearean regality. This weekend, you can get another fix of the drug that is Bassett Tongue, one that will satisfy a high you probably haven’t experienced since “Black Panther” five long months ago. (Unless maybe you watch that insane show “9-1-1,” recognizing that Bassett Tongue is the healthiest narcotic available. It’s basically ASMR.) The high I’m referring to comes courtesy of “Mission: Impossible - Fallout,” which features a line with Bassettian … [Read more...] about An Ode To Angela Bassett Saying ‘Plutonium’ In The New ‘Mission: Impossible’
Hollywood star Angela Bassett has said being complimented for her youthful appearance at the age of 59 often leaves her not knowing how to react. The actress has also told of her surprise at appearing in the new Mission: Impossible film, because she had “never seen anyone who looked like me in those films”.Bassett said she is not sure how to deal with comments about her appearance, telling Net-A-Porter’s PorterEdit digital magazine: “I guess it’s a high-class problem to have.“But you don’t really know what to say when someone says: ‘Oh, my God, you look so good (for 59)’.”The American film star, who often appears in articles praising how she looks, added: “What do they expect? For you to be completely broken down?” Bassett said she is “regimented and rigorous about what I’m eating”, and “diet is 85% of the whole thing for me”.The actress, best known for her Oscar-nominated role as Tina … [Read more...] about Angela Bassett on looking youthful at 59: Do they expect me to look broken down?
16 minutes ago A few months before Avengers: Infinity War arrived and started blowing the world away, Black Panther was doing the exact same thing. From opening day, the superhero film captivated audiences, breaking a ton of records and making boatloads of money in the process. It's fair to say that Black Panther was a legitimate phenomenon, and it certainly helps that it also happens to be a great movie. While the majority of the world had to learn this in theaters, Angela Bassett, who stars as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther, knew that it was something special on the set. In Black Panther, Angela Bassett plays Queen Ramada, T'Challa's mother. She doesn't have an especially large role in the movie, but she does provide a strong anchor that helps keep things together after Killmonger takes the throne. Bassett is great in the role, and the actress could feel the energy on the set as everyone was collaborating to make what would become one of the highest grossing superheroes films … [Read more...] about Why Angela Bassett Knew Black Panther Was Something Special
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