Angela Bassett Shares Her Deep Connection to Music at 2021 Oscars
In an exclusive interview with Giuliana Rancic on E!’s Live From the Red Carpet, the actress shared the adorable response her kids had when they saw her stunning look.
“They watch and see me get ready and said, ‘Oh Mom, you look great! Have fun!'” Bassett, who shares 15-year-old twins, son Slater and daughter Bronwyn, with husband and Lovecraft Country star Courtney B. Vance, told Rancic. “And then they go on and have their own brand of fun.”
Bassett, who lent her voice to the now Academy-award winning Disney animation movie, Soul, dazzled in a red custom Alberta Ferretti gown.
In Soul, the actress played the character of Dorothea Williams, a respected, no-nonsense jazz musician and saxophone player. When it came to the art form of music, Bassett shared her deep connection to it by telling Rancic, “I think just a tune, a song, a piece can take you there.”
She then continued, “It could fill you with great joy, you can become melancholy, out you in a thoughtful mood. I think that the angels sing. You know, the angels sing of creation. So, there’s something very special about music and what it does and how it affects us and where it our heads, our brains, and our hearts.”
In addition to voicing her character in the Disney film, Bassett also has a decorated relationship with music, most notably stemming from her Academy Award nomination for her autobiographical role as Tina Turner in the 1993 film, What’s Love Got to Do With It.
We can’t wait to see her next remarkable look and it sounds like her kids will be eagerly awaiting too! Take a look at the video above to see her dish about the Oscars!
Visit E! News’ 2021 Oscars blog for every headline and all the biggest moments from the 2021 Academy Awards!