Angela Bassett is certainly having another moment in the sun, and Lord knows she’s had many in her legendary career. We love her for it, but this time she reprises her role as Queen of Wakanda. A role that has more meaning now that King T’Challa has died. Of course, I’m talking about Chadwick Bozeman, and they did decide not to try to replace him with someone else.
So the story has moved on, and Queen Ramonda finds herself trying to save the kingdom in the wake of her son’s death. Well, we caught up with Angela at the Los Angeles premiere of Black Panther: Wakanda Forever.
“We finally have made it to this moment. We’ve been waiting and waiting, and waiting, anticipating, and we’re just I, I mean, I’m extraordinarily proud. I’m excited. I haven’t seen anything. So I’m seeing it, you know, with the, with the fans, with everyone else, with the family. It’s gonna be outstanding. This kind of thing you have to, you have to sit in the movie theater in the seats, and you know, in the collective and enjoy. It’s so magical to be but to have an opportunity to go there. We, really do sense that it’s a real place. There are so many who feel it as a real place, and it’s, I don’t know. It’s the magic, it’s the wonder of it, it’s the representation, it’s the grandeur, it’s all those things that we dream about. It’s exciting. They really, some of the fans go all out and their enthusiasm is infectious. It really just warms my heart.”
Black Panther opens nationwide on November 11th. I don’t know about you but I cannot wait, I will be the first one in line.