Angela Bassett Talks About Relationship With Whitney Houston And More
Angela Bassett remembers the time she spent with Whitney Houston while working on the set of Waiting to Exhale. The actress tells Entertainment Weekly that she appreciated her former co-worker for being the life of the party without soaking up all the energy.
“She shined in a room but didn’t suck up the energy,” says Bassett. “Some people suck up all the air and it’s all about them. They mistake their presence for the event. But she didn’t do that. She was there to work, to work hard, she was joyful, she laughed a lot, she played, she was easy to be around. You know, she was a delight.”
While some have already speculated Whitney’s biopic as one that will be filled with negativity, Angela tells media that she plans to focus on the brighter side of the late singer’s life when directing the film.
“I really just want to tell a story about a boy and a girl who fell in love. And these are the words and this is the place, and these are are the people on the outside, you know? And I want to be as honest as I can about about doing that. If a boy tells a girl ‘I love you,’ well, what else can someone say? ‘He never said that,’ or ‘she said no.’ Whatever.”
Whitney Houston died on February 11, 2012, after battling with heart disease that possibly developed as a result of her using cocaine. You can expect to see her biopic on Lifetime in coming months.
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