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'Black Panther' is a “Goliath,” But “Doesn't Feel Out of Control” Says Angela Bassett 

'Black Panther' is a “Goliath,” But “Doesn't Feel Out of Control” Says Angela Bassett 
From Slashfilm - January 4, 2018

Angela Bassett was on a Television Critics Association panel for new her Fox drama 9-1-1 today. After the panel, she spoke with reporters further and /Film asked her about her experience on the film Black Panther. Bassett plays Ramonda, Wakandan royalty, alongside Chadwick Boseman as TChalla and Michael B. Jordan as Kilmonger.

Its got the big [feeling] but yet it doesnt feel out of control, Bassett said. It still feels like were making a good movie. It just happens to be huge, with Forest Whitaker here, working with young actors Daniel Kaluuya, Lupita [Nyongo], Danai [Gurira], Isaach De Bankole. Its been very rewarding.

Bassett has experience on both extremes, having acted inintimate character dramas like Whats Love Got To Do With It and Waiting to Exhale, and blockbuster tentpoles like Green Lantern and Olympus Has Fallen. Black Panther is a bit more than the average blockbuster, though. The character was the first black superhero when published by Marvel in 1966. Hes also getting a major movie on the level of Marvels other heroes. Low budget movies like Steel or debacles like Catwoman did not do their characters justice. What Black Panther represents in culture, as well as to the crewon the set, mattered to her.

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