This is Angela Bassett. She is 55. Fifty-five. And she is ~SNATCHED.~
But let's set the stage: Bassett is a goddess in the pantheon of Hollywood royalty.
Others of you met Mrs. Bassett in her Emmy-nominated role as Marie Laveau on American Horror Story: Coven.
Makes no difference what time you joined the party. We're just glad you're here. Now pull up a chair and let her teach you some things:
Insert: Clichés about aging like a fine wine and how "black don't crack."
While much of the buzz around the interview will be Bassett's amazing physique, her answers to the questions are even more inspiring:
V.G.: WHAT DO YOU SEE WHEN YOU LOOK IN THE MIRROR?
A.B.: A passionate woman who knows what she loves and has been blessed to be able to do it…and continue to do it!
V.G.: WHAT IS YOUR GREATEST WEAKNESS?
A.B.: Love…and sugar.
V.G.: WHEN DO YOU FEEL THE MOST VULNERABLE?
A.B.: When I'm told I can't do something. When I'm told I'm not good enough, that I can't have something, can't go somewhere, especially because of the color of my skin.
V.G.: YOU'RE SUCH A STRONG WOMAN, I BET YOU ALWAYS FIGHT FOR THE THINGS YOU WANT AND COME OUT ON TOP.
A.B.: Not with everything, but that's when you stick out your chest and you gather your strength. I was raised by my mother, and she taught me how! You can't be in this industry if you're afraid of a little rejection.