Angela Bassett says Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will ‘surpass’ first movie: ‘It’s going to be amazing’
Angela Bassett says Black Panther: Wakanda Forever will surpass its predecessor.
Bassett, 63, who appeared in Monday’s Ellen, said everyone involved in the highly anticipated sequel to the 2018 blockbuster aimed to keep the standards high in the memory of Black Panther’s late lead actor Chadwick Boseman.
“It’s going to be great — it’s going to be the best — can I say that?” said Bassett, who portrays the film series as the Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda.
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The Oscar-nominated actress called the film’s writer-director Ryan Coogler “the perfect leader.”
Bassett had kind words about Boseman, who died on August 28, 2020 after a battle with colon cancer.
“He was such a role model, such a leader, such an incredible talent — we all know that,” Bassett said. “Big heart, big intellect, and we only hope to raise his standard.”
Bassett joked she couldn’t reveal “a single thing” about the upcoming film.
Bassett plays the role of the Queen Mother of Wakanda, Ramonda, in the film series
Bassett called the film’s writer-director Ryan Coogler “the perfect leader.”
The Oscar-nominated actress beamed as she took the stage
The first theatrical film, which hit theaters in February 2018, was a smash hit, according to Box Office Mojo, grossing $1.3 billion in box office worldwide. The sequel hits theaters on November 11th.
In the appearance, Bassett, who portrayed Tina Turner in the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It, was asked about her involvement in the 2021 documentary Tina, based on the music legend.
“If you think you know the movie, it just enhances it, it gives you more of her life story,” she said of the HBO Max documentary.
Bassett said Turner was “great” for her while working on What’s Love Got to Do with It.
In the performance, Bassett, who portrayed Tina Turner in the 1993 film What’s Love Got to Do with It, said that Turner was “great” to her during filming
Bassett said she hasn’t kept up with Turner much lately since “she lives so far away” (in Switzerland), but that “she’s in.” [her] Heart, thoughts and prayers, always’
“On the last day … she came to the set, she did my hair, my makeup … she came through a time and a generation where you did your own thing — you didn’t have a glam team — you did it all.” ,’ Bassett said. “And then walked on stage in high heels – stilettos – and got killed. She was wonderful.’
Bassett said she hasn’t kept up with Turner much lately since “she lives so far away” (in Switzerland), but that “she’s in.” [her] Heart, thoughts and prayers, always. ‘
She said that last year Turner was “finally” inducted “alone” into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, as Turner was previously inducted with her late ex-husband Ike Turner in 1991.
Bassett noted that Turner was “one of three women” to be twice inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, along with Carole King and Stevie Nicks.