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Exclusive: Angela Bassett Says She Has Caught The Directing Bug



Angela Bassett is kicking her 2015 off on a good foot and making her directorial debut with Whitney, a Lifetime movie about Whitney Houston and her relationship with Bobby Brown.

The movie which stars Yaya DaCosta as Whitney and Arlen Escarpeta as Bobby Brown, shows the couple’s young relationship develop into a tumultuous marriage, addresses the icon’s drug addiction, and even shines light on the rumors that Houston was in a lesbian relationship with her best friend and assistant, Robyn Crawford.

And while the movie premiers on Lifetime on the 17th of January, the thought of directing another film does not seem to be an issue for Basset. According to Angela, directing this movie was an amazing experience. “I caught a little bit of the bug,” she told HipHollywood on the red carpet at the premiere of the film in Beverly Hills Tuesday night when asked if she would be up to direct more films.”We will see, depends on the story, I took this one so personal, I guess every story can’t be this personal but you would hope it’d be at least half so.”

Watch the video above to find out what else Bassett had to say about her experience directing the film.


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