Snapshot: Angela Bassett for Violet Grey

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Angela Bassett for Violet Grey.
On what she sees when she looks in the mirror:
“A passionate woman who knows what she loves and has been blessed to be able to do it… and continue to do it!”

On getting dressed for a night out alone (without her team):
“Well, it only takes me about 10 minutes! I start thinking about it in the car on the way home. Do I want to be flirty? Sensual? Powerful? Then I try to dress for that feeling. My husband [actor Courtney B. Vance] always says ‘Lord, you’ve made something out of nothing, how did you do that?’

On her greatest weakness:
“Love… and sugar”

On acting:
“When a great actor does their job they’re leaving a part of their soul in the room. It takes a little out of you, but that’s okay. Life will take a little out of you, love will take a little out of you, we’re talking about demonstrating the best and the worst of the human experience.”



Claire Sulmers is the publisher and founder of Fashion Bomb Daily, the #43 most influential style magazine in the world.

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