Lifetime’s Whitney biopic left audiences curious about Whitney Houston’s sexuality. Angela Bassett sets the record straight.
The Whitney director says that she received a sign from the late Houston before filming on the biopic began.
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"You have to study your craft," said the Emmy-nominated actress.
Cicely Tyson, Angela Basset and Laverne Cox are also among stars that scored nominations for the 66th annual Emmy Awards.
"I wanted to tell a story about a beautiful sista," says Bassett.
Angela Bassett will direct the biopic chronicling Whitney Houston and Bobby Brown's love story.
The two-time Tony Award winner plays a witch in the chilling FX series.
The stars of the Lifetime's new TV movie talk with ESSENCE.com about the film's importance.
The forthcoming Lifetime movie Betty & Coretta chronicles the relationship between Dr. Betty Shabazz (played by Angela Bassett) and Coretta Scott King (played by Mary J. Blige) as they attempt to support each other following their husbands' tragic assassinations. Here's a first look at the Lifetime original film premiering this Saturday, Feb. 2 at 8 p.m.
The Lifetime movie airs February 2013.