Angela Bassett says she wants to play the villain in her next role
After positive reviews and a successful performance as Queen Ramonda in the “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever” – veteran Hollywood actress Angela Bassett he expressed his desire to play more villainous roles in the upcoming movies.
Bassett won a Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress and was nominated for an Academy Award for her efforts in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” and now hopes to follow suit with darker film roles.
The actress praised the film’s impact on audiences, especially black audiences, saying it was a “dream come true.”
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Angela Bassett wants to play darker roles in the future
The actress would like to try new things and play a much darker role in her later films, per Insider.
During a chat with reporters at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, he revealed his intention to play a “bad, bad character.”
“I want to play a role that’s not good — a bad, bad character,” he said. “It was wonderful to discover a different kind of character whose motivations were driven by a more inner selfishness,” added the actress, referring to her role in “Damsel.” “I’m more used to those roles where the actors are selfless, or at least have good intentions.”
Angela Bassett talks about the impact of the Marvel blockbuster
While he has won awards and received several other nominations for his role in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever,” what makes him exciting is that he accomplished an eternal aspiration in the process.
During an on-stage discussion at the Santa Barbara International Film Festival, the “London Has Fallen” actress pointed out that the film had a big impact on audiences, especially black people.
“The representation that I wanted as a young actor to be given the opportunity is a dream come true,” he shared. “The moment has come full circle.”
In recognition of his work, he received the Santa Barbara International Film Festival’s Montecito Award. The actress pays tribute to the late Chadwick Boseman, who starred as her son in the first “Black Panther” film, but died of cancer in 2020.
He didn’t like the twist on his character in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
The actress let it be known that she changed her mind about the ending of her character in the film and revealed that she was against director Ryan Coogler because she thought it would not go down well with the audience.
“I protested. Yeah, I said, Ryan, what are you doing? Why? You’re ruining the day! You will regret Ramonda’s death. People are going to be so upset,” he joked.
Bassett recounted her response to Coogler’s concern: “She was like Angela, I know, I know, but look, dying is not actually dying in this world. It doesn’t really have to mean that.’”
At the event, he also revealed that “What’s Love Got To Do With It?” he is working on the film it was much more difficult than people thought.
“We would do scenes over and over and over again,” she said of making the 1993 Tina Turner biopic. “Those concert scenes, you literally feel like there’s a sweater around your throat after the show, and we’d repeat it from head to toe.
“Every day we came to the set, Gibson said it was the wrong costume. The costume didn’t work. So every day started out like, ‘Oh, this isn’t going to work,'” he added. Indie Wire.
Angela Bassett took home the Golden Globe for “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
Bassett, 64, won the Golden Globe for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Queen Ramonda in “Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.”
She faced stiff competition from Kerry Condon for ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, Jamie Lee Curtis for ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’, Dolly De Leon for ‘Triangle of Sadness’ and Carey Mulligan for ‘She Said’.
The “How Stella Got Her Groove Back” actress also received an Oscar nomination for Best Actress in a Supporting Role, Marvel’s first.
Bassett is opposite Hong Chau in ‘The Whale’, Kerry Condon in ‘The Banshees of Inisherin’, Jamie Lee Curtis in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’ and Stephanie Hsu in ‘Everything Everywhere All at Once’.