Angela Bassett has played a lot of iconic women in her career but now the age-defying star has revealed which two actresses she’d love to see play her in a biopic.
According to the Daily News, during an ABC Radio Networks interview with Candice Williams, the Golden Globe Award-winner was asked who should play her if “The Angela Bassett Story” was turned into a movie.
“I don’t know, there’s so many phenomenal young actresses out here today,” she began at first.
“There’s, you know, the incredible Anika Noni Rose and Naturi Naughton and on and on and on,” she finally answered, sharing her first two choices. “Just beautiful. And that’s just two of a list of many, just beautiful, sisters.”
“I appreciate their work [and] love them,” the 61-year-old continued speaking of Rose who is one of her close friends and Naughton who starred with her in the 2009 biopic of Biggie Smalls, Notorious. “They can play me, if they so choose to….bring more talent to the table.”
The love Bassett showed Naughton was a pleasant departure from other headlines she’s made over the last few months.
Perhaps most notable was when 50 Cent – who is known for being a proud internet troll. He turned his sights on the actress who starred on his own show, Power and also set to appear in one of its upcoming spinoffs.
In November, the rapper posted a meme on Instagram making fun of Naughton, mocking her appearance and comparing her hairline to that of Goro from the video game Mortal Kombat. After she called her boss out for being “mean,” the executive producer actually apologized, which for him is incredibly rare.
“He knew what he did was shady and apologized for it,” Naughton told Page Six. “He realized it wasn’t the nicest thing to do. I accepted his apology, I’ve moved on.”
“He’s an EP on the show, I’m a star on the show, I can’t be worried about something like that,” she continued. “He believes in the work that I do on ‘Power,’ so it was just a matter of making sure that that comes across. I think he gets it, we’re cool. I’ll see him at work within the next couple of days. I don’t hold grudges, it’s water under the bridge.”