Angela Bassett won Entertainer of the Year and Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series award for 9-1-1 at the NAACP Image Awards, prompting her to say onstage “I guess Angela Bassett did the thing!”
At the SAG Awards this weekend, she expanded on the praise for DeBose, telling USA Today:
“I want to let everyone know who can hear the sound of my voice that I Ioved it and appreciated it!”
Bassett revealed she had reached out to DeBose with support when the clip began to get a lot of negative attention, making sure DeBose was getting support.
“In the beginning, it was looking one way. But I said, ‘Hold on, stay patient, it can turn.’ And it has begun to turn to a positive. To be a beautiful moment. For both of us. And I am so glad because I loved it.”
Kindness wins again!
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