Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker are proving they are more than just award winning actors. They can also sing … and they are showing off their skills in the new Kasi Lemmons directed film Black Nativity.
HipHollywood sat down with the two during the films junket and found out how they liked singing alongside the likes of Mary J. Bige, Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese.
“There were a little nerves at first,” admitted Bassett. “But then we just had to go back to where we are confident and comfortable, and that’s acting … and realize that we are telling a story as opposed to just singing.”
But they did have a little help and coaching from Raphael Saadiq who produced the music for the film. “He would help us get there,” laughed Bassett.
In the film Bassett and Whitaker play a pastor and first lady who learn the true meaning of faith and family when their estranged grandson (played by Jacob Lattimore) spends Christmas with them.
Check out the rest of our interview with the cast below.
Black Nativity is in theaters Thanksgiving Day.
Popular on Hip Hollywood
David Alan Grier Talks Reuniting With Jamie Foxx And Feeling “Needed” For New Netflix Show
If you loved David Alan Grier and Jamie Foxx on the 90s hit show ‘In Living Color’ then Netflix has...
Anthony Mackie Still Can’t Believe He’s ‘Captain America’
Anthony Mackie is now Captain America but his first order of business isn’t fighting bad guys. He joked with HipHollywood...
Ruby Rose Gushes Over Working With Morgan Freeman In ‘Vanquish’
Ruby Rose may have stepped away from The CW’s “Batwoman” after one season, but she’s still kicking butt and taking...
Exclusive: What To Expect From ‘Married At First Sight: Unmatchables’
The wait is finally over. Lifetime’s new series Married At First Sight: Unmatchables premieres on Wednesday (April 21) and we’ve got...
- CELEBRITY1 day ago
Dr. Ian Smith Says Tamron Hall Doesn’t Book Black Guests Or Experts On Her Show
- CELEBRITY3 days ago
Irv Gotti Apologizes For Saying DMX Died From A ‘Bad Dose of Crack’
- CELEBRITY3 days ago
Shekinah Anderson Airs Out Former BFF Tiny Harris On Social Media
- MUSIC1 day ago
Social Media Has Mixed Feelings About Upcoming Chris Brown & Tory Lanez Album