Last spring, scribegrrrl blogged about the 2008 inductees to the Hollywood
Walk of Fame, and noted that Angela Bassett — owner of one of
the best sets of biceps in Hollywood — was slated to be among them.
Well, yesterday was her big
Wearing a dress that lay bare
her biceps, Angela Bassett tearfully acknowledged the honor.
"Who would have thought
that a little girl in pigtails from St. Petersburg, Florida, would grow
up to find herself gazing at a star with her name on it, on the Hollywood
Walk of Fame? This day is so, so special to me."
Although it’s hard to take
the Hollywood Walk of Fame too seriously, especially given the ambiguous criteria for selection, I don’t find it difficult
to appreciate anything that makes Angela Bassett happy. Because the
Yale grad is brilliant, and very lovely. And it makes me happy to take
any excuse to look at pictures of Angela Bassett.
She’s been lovely as historical
figures, such as Rosa Parks.
And, of course, Tina Turner.
(If you haven’t seen What’s
Love Got to Do With It lately, check out the trailer here and watch this next clip. Talk about showing off her biceps.)
She was also lovely pairing
with Laurence Fishburne (Ike to her Tina Turner in What’s Love Got
to Do With It) onstage at the Pasadena Playhouse in August Wilson’s
And she was a little more butch,
but still lovely, as Mace in Strange Days.
And she’s even been lovely
in very bad movies, such as Mr. 3000.
And Vampire in Brooklyn.
She was lovely paired with
Taye Diggs as Stella, when she was getting her groove back.
But even though Taye Diggs
is fairly easy on the eyes, I prefer her in this pairing with Diane
If looking at pictures of Angela
Bassett is not enough, you can also catch her in Meet the Browns, which opens today.