Angela Bassett talks about her directorial debut, 'Whitney'

January 13, 2015 1:10 PM

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She worked with the late Whitney Houston filming "Waiting to Exhale." Now award-winning actress Angela Bassett is making her directorial debut with the Lifetime original movie "Whitney Houston." She did it while starring as a voodoo queen on "American Horror Story: Coven." The 56-year-old is also making the sequel to "Olympus Has Fallen." Raised by a single mom, she went on to graduate from Yale University School of Drama. "Whitney" premieres on Lifetime at 8 p.m. Saturday.

A: I can only say that I worked with her. I wouldn't say that I knew her deeply. How much can you really know a person? But we had that moment in time when we worked on "Waiting to Exhale" together. The cast and crew came together maybe about a week or two before we began shooting. We spent time pla...

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