As if the upcoming “Black Panther” movie wasn’t LIT enough—director Ryan Coogler has tapped Golden Globe-winning actress Angela Bassett to join his all-star cast.
According to The Wrap, the “American Horror Story” star will play Ramonda, mother to royal superhero T’Challa, a.k.a. Black Panther. “Black Panther” also stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Forest Whitaker, Lupita Nyong’o and Danai Gurira. The anticipating film will open wide on February 16, 2018.
And clearly folks are here for this:
Bassett can also be seen in the recent Acorn TV/Starz period drama “Close to the Enemy.”
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‘Hamilton’ Actor: ‘Conversation Is Not Harassment’
The star of Hamilton who had choice words for Vice President-elect Mike Pence says that despite President-elect Trump’s demands that they apologize, he has no “sorry” to give.
Brandon Victor Dixon, who plays Aaron Burr in the musical and delivered the statement on Friday, told CBS News that all they wanted to was “to stand up and spread a message of love and unity.”
“There’s nothing to apologize for,” Dixon told CBS. “Conversation is not harassment.”
He also stressed that Pence wasn’t offended and listened to what they had to say.
“Art is meant to bring people together, it’s meant to raise consciousness,” Dixon added.
As HelloBeautiful previously reported, on Friday night, Pence was booed by the audience of the hit Broadway hip-hopera and after the show on behalf of the cast and crew, Dixon said the following:
“Vice President-elect Pence, welcome. Thank you for joining us at Hamilton – An American Musical. We, sir, are the diverse America who are alarmed and anxious that your new administration will not protect us, our planet, our children, our parents, or defend us and uphold our inalienable rights, sir. But we hope this show has inspired you to uphold our American values, and work on behalf of ALL of us,” he said.
Of course, Trump got his Twitter fingers in a tizzy demanding that the cast apologize.
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Angela Bassett Joins The Cast Of Ryan Coogler’s ‘Black Panther’ was originally published on hellobeautiful.com