Angela Bassett never questions her glam squad’s plans

Angela Bassett likes to sit back and relax whenever she’s sat in the make-up chair.The Black Panther actress always pulls out all of the stops whenever she steps out onto the red carpet, with fans often remarking that she doesn’t appear to have aged si…

Angela Bassett likes to sit back and relax whenever she’s sat in the make-up chair.

The Black Panther actress always pulls out all of the stops whenever she steps out onto the red carpet, with fans often remarking that she doesn’t appear to have aged since the ’90s.

Angela has relied on the same glam squad for many years, and in an interview with NewBeauty magazine, explained that she trusts her team implicitly.

“We’ve been together a number of years. I trust them so much. Usually, I sit in their chairs, close my eyes and Zen out, or I think about the work I have to do. I so trust their creativity and their gift. Their absolute gift!” she said of her hairstylists and make-up artists. “I can just relax and try to prepare what I have to do. We all have gifts. We all have something to offer. And it’s great when you find those whose work you admire and trust, and whose personalities you enjoy.”

Angela went on to explain that she always removes all cosmetics following work or a red carpet appearance and avoids wearing make-up when off-duty.

“When I’m not on stage or on camera, I’m pretty sans make-up – I think it’s good to keep a clear, clean fresh palette. I am a potions and lotions girl, so if you make me promises, I’ll give you a shot. I do really like the iS Clinical serums. I always come back around to them and they work really well for me,” the 61-year-old shared.

And when it comes to self-care, Angela is all about massages and will text her go-to masseuse if she’s got any muscle pain or tension.

“I need her to get in there with the deep tissue and get rid of the knots and release the muscles,” she added.

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Yara Shahidi used to groom eyebrows with mascara

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in …

Yara Shahidi used to groom her eyebrows with mascara before she discovered brow gel.

The actress, perhaps best known for playing Zoey Johnson on sitcom Black-ish, was recently named as a brand ambassador for Bobbi Brown and has been tapped to appear in the new Confident Beauty campaign alongside Elizabeth Olsen and Chinese star Ni Ni.

Yara has now also filmed a beauty tutorial for Vogue.com, and in the clip, shared that she was late to the eyebrow game.

“Before I learned that people make products just for brows, I used to just put mascara on my brows,” she smiled, before demonstrating how she uses Bobbi Brown’s Natural Brow Shaper & Hair Touch-Up. “Brushing up brows, which is the one thing that I do every day.”

Yara went on to speak about some of her other go-to products, including SK-II’s Facial Treatment Mask and Bobbi Brown’s Skin Long-Wear Weightless Foundation. She also dabs on a little blush before she steps out, but always opts for lip gloss over lipstick.

“I’m a lip gloss person, I’ve always been a lip gloss person. Lipstick is cool (and) all, and sure you’ll see me in lipstick, but lip gloss is really where it’s at. It’s so pigmented and moisturising,” the 19-year-old shared.

Elsewhere in the video, Yara showed fans how she gets creative with her eyeliner placement on her face, and how she finds inspiration in all sorts of sources.

“I always say for beauty icons, of course, my momma, my nanna, were the first kind of representations I had, like what beauty has meant to me but then also just the world at large has been, people from Solange to Angela Bassett, anybody quite honestly. I’m always saving photos; I have a binder on my phone just called aesthetic in which I just save photos that inspire me,” she added.

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Angela Bassett and Chloe Sevigny appointed to Tribeca Film Festival juries

Actresses Angela Bassett, Chloe Sevigny, and Famke Janssen are set to sit on the juries for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival. The stars will be among a group of industry professionals who will help to select the winners in 10 different categories for Ro…

Actresses Angela Bassett, Chloe Sevigny, and Famke Janssen are set to sit on the juries for the 2019 Tribeca Film Festival.

The stars will be among a group of industry professionals who will help to select the winners in 10 different categories for Robert De Niro’s 18th annual New York City event.

Black Panther star Bassett and X-Men’s Janssen will join filmmakers Rebecca Miller and Baltasar Kormakur, and screenwriter Steve Zaillian to judge entrants for the International Narrative Feature Competition, while actors Cory Hardrict and Jenny Lumet will be filling two spots on the panel for the U.S. Narrative Feature Competition.

Coyote Ugly’s Piper Perabo will lend a hand in making the top picks for the Best New Narrative Director Competition, and Topher Grace and Lily Rabe will help to choose the most deserving in the Narrative Short Competition category.

Comedians David Cross and Tig Notaro, and actress Kathy Najimy have also been recruited for panels in the documentary fields.

Meanwhile, festival officials will present the seventh annual Nora Ephron Award to one lucky recipient who embodies the spirit and vision of late filmmaker Nora Ephron. Those contestants will be judged by Sevigny and fellow actresses Debra Messing, and DeWanda Wise.

Announcing the jury news on Tuesday (16Apr19), festival co-founder Jane Rosenthal says, “At 18 we’re proud of our lineup of talented and diverse filmmakers and welcome our extraordinary jury.”

The category winners will be unveiled at the Tribeca Film Festival Awards ceremony, set to take place on 2 May (19).

The festival will kick off on 24 April and run until 5 May.

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Emily Blunt leads the pale and interesting crowd at the Critics’ Choice Awards

Emily Blunt led the glamour at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night (13Jan19), going for a pale and interesting look in a show-stopping white gown.The Mary Poppins Returns star wowed as she posed on the blue carpet in her bejewelled Prada dress, …

Emily Blunt led the glamour at the Critics’ Choice Awards on Sunday night (13Jan19), going for a pale and interesting look in a show-stopping white gown.

The Mary Poppins Returns star wowed as she posed on the blue carpet in her bejewelled Prada dress, which clung to her svelte figure in all the right places. Adding some extra glamour, Emily paired the ensemble with diamond drop earrings, a matching bracelet and rings, while holding a sparkling clutch bag. Allowing the attention to fall on her dress, the mother-of-two went for a simple make-up look and left her blonde hair loose in gentle waves.

Emily wasn’t the only famous face to opt for a pale hue at the star-studded Los Angeles awards ceremony. Chrissy Teigen went all out in her Maison Yeya dress, showcasing her post-baby figure perfectly thanks to the sexy cut and cinched in waist of the strapless, white dress. Giving Angelina Jolie a run for her money, Chrissy happily posed with her leg poking out between the gown’s thigh-high split, and went for some extra drama courtesy of a dark plum lipstick and backcombed hair.

Lady Gaga courted attention in her dress for the occasion, choosing an uncharacteristically simple Calvin Klein By Appointment number in a delicate blush pink colour. The 32-year-old singer teamed the gown with a pair of custom Giuseppe Zanotti lace-up boots, which she hid beneath the flowing fabric of the strapless gown.

Angela Bassett wowed in a white and silver Jenny Packham dress as she posed for photographers, while Killing Eve star Jodie Comer showcased her English Rose complexion in a white, lacy Zuhair Murad gown.

Meanwhile, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel star Rachel Brosnahan gave the trend a modern take in her Carolina Herrera trouser suit, which she paired with Jimmy Choo heels and Nikos Koulis jewellery.

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Angela Bassett: ‘It feels good that people wonder about my age’

Angela Bassett has admitted it makes her feel good that people wonder how she stays looking so youthful.The 60-year-old Black Panther star has worn a series of daring looks on the red carpet of late, particularly favouring embellished jumpsuits that sh…

Angela Bassett has admitted it makes her feel good that people wonder how she stays looking so youthful.

The 60-year-old Black Panther star has worn a series of daring looks on the red carpet of late, particularly favouring embellished jumpsuits that show off her gym-toned body. But it was a recent Instagram post of the star on holiday, looking svelte in a black swimsuit, that garnered a huge response.

“That was surprising. Maybe I shouldn’t be surprised. It feels good that they wonder,” admitted Angela to W magazine about those who are desperate to learn her youth-sustaining secrets.

In a video that went viral in August, the actress was asked about her health and fitness regimen by journalist Laila Muhammad during an interview to promote film Mission: Impossible – Fallout. And she explained that she follows an eating plan that rotates eating carbs and fruit, then protein and veggies.

“No fats those four days, and then the last three days, I flood it with fat. Good fat, though,” she said.

And the mother of two, who has 12-year-old fraternal twins Slater and Bronwyn with her actor husband Courtney B. Vance, combines her healthy diet with daily strength and cardio workouts.

While Angela happily shared the secrets to her youthful success, the public’s preoccupation with her age does at times bring out her sarcastic streak.

When a woman who spotted her bagging up her groceries at a Whole Foods store in Los Angeles whispered to her, “You look so young”, she replied with: “Hearing that is a wonderful thing — seeing as I’m 80!’”

“As we advance, 60 is the new 40, or 70 is the new 50,” sighed Angela. “It keeps getting pushed. But you have to keep the stress down and the attitude hot.”

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Tom Cruise up for any stunt thrown his way

Tom Cruise never rejects ideas for stunts in the Mission: Impossible films. For the latest instalment Fallout, the sixth in the franchise, Tom has action scenes in a helicopter, on the edge of a cliff and a fight sequence in a men’s bathroom, with the …

Tom Cruise never rejects ideas for stunts in the Mission: Impossible films.

For the latest instalment Fallout, the sixth in the franchise, Tom has action scenes in a helicopter, on the edge of a cliff and a fight sequence in a men’s bathroom, with the 56-year-old action man performing his own stunts like usual.

Talking about how they up the action ante from film to film, producer Jake Myers exclusively told Cover Media: “It starts with Tom wants to do something, then it’s trying to figure out how to put it into the movie. Then there’s a little bit of gamesmanship, like, ‘Wait, what can we make him do that might be fun and he’s not going to say no to?’ Which he never does!”

Over the last 22 years, Mission: Impossible has become a Hollywood institution, with everyone from Thandie Newton to Jeremy Renner popping up in the movie series.

For the latest film, Tom is joined by core cast members Simon Pegg and Ving Rhames, returning stars Rebecca Ferguson and Alec Baldwin, and newcomers Henry Cavill and Angela Bassett, among others.

Speaking about the tone of Fallout, Jake, who also worked on 2015’s Rogue Nation, said it was important to balance the humour with a more serious storyline.

“I think (the humour aspect) is huge. I mean the last film was very humour heavy and I think there was somewhat of a conscious effort to have a little bit more drama in this film,” he shared. “But if you lose the humour in Mission, you really lose the ability to tell the audience they can have fun and to reset. So I think the film can’t take itself too seriously, I think the humour is key.”

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Tom Cruise had no fear returning to Mission: Impossible – Fallout after injury

Tom Cruise wasn’t scared to throw himself back into stunt work after breaking his ankle on the set of the latest Mission: Impossible film.Tom is back as action man Ethan Hunt in the sixth instalment of the movie franchise, Fallout, with Simon Pegg, Reb…

Tom Cruise wasn’t scared to throw himself back into stunt work after breaking his ankle on the set of the latest Mission: Impossible film.

Tom is back as action man Ethan Hunt in the sixth instalment of the movie franchise, Fallout, with Simon Pegg, Rebecca Ferguson, Ving Rhames and Alec Baldwin also reprising their roles.

Filming had to be halted last summer when Tom crushed his ankle during a big building jump stunt while shooting in London, and despite doctors fearing the 56-year-old would never run again, he defied the odds and was back on set after just six weeks.

“It wasn’t scary really, it was just, ‘What is going to happen?'” Tom exclusively told Cover Media. “I was really, really focused. I did rehab for 10 to 12 hours a day afterwards, I just did everything I could to get the swelling down and get back running as fast as possible. Luckily, I didn’t need an operation. We just stayed really focused. And at six weeks later I was filming again, nine weeks I was basically doing free climbing even though the ankle was broken and at 11 weeks I started running again – I was able to at least sprint.”

Photos of Tom smashing into the building were published around the world, and the triple Oscar nominee admitted he had no idea how long it would take to get him back to his action best.

“We had to measure the days,” he explained. “I didn’t know how many sprints I would be able to do for the takes because we didn’t know what was going to happen. So that’s what I did. I just wanted to get it, just get it!”

Mission: Impossible – Fallout, which also stars Henry Cavill, Angela Bassett and Vanessa Kirby, hits cinemas from 25 July (18).

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Black Panther becomes Marvel’s third-highest grossing release

Black Panther is Marvel’s third-highest grossing movie release at the U.S. box office.The Marvel-Disney superhero movie follows T’Challa/ Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) as he returns home as king of Wakanda only to find his sovereignty challenged by …

Black Panther is Marvel’s third-highest grossing movie release at the U.S. box office.

The Marvel-Disney superhero movie follows T’Challa/ Black Panther (Chadwick Boseman) as he returns home as king of Wakanda only to find his sovereignty challenged by his long-time adversary Erik Killmonger (Michael B. Jordan).

Directed by Ryan Coogler, Black Panther also stars Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Daniel Kaluuya, Letitia Wright, Martin Freeman and Andy Serkis, and has raked in a staggering $411.7 million (£296 million) domestically since it was released in cinemas on 16 February (18).

The Avengers and Avengers: Age of Ultron are now ranked as the highest-grossing Marvel movie releases, with Black Panther landing in third place. Internationally, the film has made $316.2 million (£227 million).

In addition, Black Panther has given Imax Corp. a boost with moviegoers flocking to see it on the big screen. On Tuesday (27Feb18), Imax chief executive officer Richard Gelfond reported that it had achieved a record viewership for February.

“I am pleased to say that 2018 is off to a solid start,” he said, according to Variety. “We recently achieved record box office in February, led by Black Panther, which did $35 million (£25 million) in Imax box office over the four-day opening weekend.”

Black Panther is now projected to have a third massive weekend over 3-4 March, but will compete with Jennifer Lawrence’s spy thriller Red Sparrow and Bruce Willis’ action-thriller Death Wish.

And actress Angela Bassett, who portrays Ramonda, Queen Mother of Wakanda, has shared that she’s thrilled by the positive feedback the movie has garnered and teased that a possible follow-up is in the works.

“We didn’t think we’d change history,” she told The Root at the American Black Film Festival Honors on Sunday. “But to this degree and with this urgency, with this speed and this love and good feeling, we’re humbled.”

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Angela Bassett and movie daughter formed special bond on Black Panther set

Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright became lifelong friends while making Black Panther after the younger star told the veteran she was the reason she became an actress.The two women play mother and daughter in the much-anticipated Marvel movie, and Wrigh…

Angela Bassett and Letitia Wright became lifelong friends while making Black Panther after the younger star told the veteran she was the reason she became an actress.

The two women play mother and daughter in the much-anticipated Marvel movie, and Wright tells WENN she simply had to let her big screen mum know that she was there, on set, because of her.

“Angela is amazing,” she says. “I actually had to take a moment before we started filming to thank her.

“She did a movie, Akeelah and the Bee, which inspired me to want to act. She’s amazing and she’s funny. She’s

given me so much advice and reassures me when she sees I’m frustrated. Her advice is something I would not

exchange for anything. I’m honoured to have worked with her.”

And the feeling is mutual as far as Bassett is concerned. The What’s Love Got to Do With It star adds, “Letitia Wright and I formed a very beautiful bond. She is a lovely young woman, who is full of fieriness, sass, humour and openness. I had a wonderful experience with her and just drew her close to me. We talked and learned from each other.”

Angela also really enjoyed working with director Ryan Coogler, revealing, “Ryan is very collaborative and allows you to bring to it what you would. What I loved about him is that he always asked us to ground our characters in reality – in our bodies, in our emotions, in our feelings – as opposed to thinking about them as comic book characters.

“He wanted us to explore who these people were and how they felt about each other and what they wanted.”

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Angela Bassett’s stylist determined to break boundaries for older women

Angela Bassett’s stylist Jennifer Austin is hoping to transform the way older women dress – and she’s using the What’s Love Got to Do With It star as the perfect model.The actress hit the red carpet at the premiere of her new movie Black Panther in Los…

Angela Bassett’s stylist Jennifer Austin is hoping to transform the way older women dress – and she’s using the What’s Love Got to Do With It star as the perfect model.

The actress hit the red carpet at the premiere of her new movie Black Panther in Los Angeles on Monday night (29Jan18) in a sunny yellow fringed jumpsuit from Naeem Khan, which she accessorised with Vendorafa jewellery and a Thale Blanc purse.

Bassett tends to turn heads everywhere she goes with her bold looks and fashion professional Austin makes it a point to dress her client to the nines in a bid to ensure older women are respected on the red carpet.

“Angela is the essence of a beautiful, confident, sexy woman with a fun and youthful spirit so I make sure her wardrobe reflects that!” the stylist gushed to People. “My goal with Angela is to change people’s perceptions of what a 59-year-old woman should wear. Angela works hard to stay in shape and I want to celebrate that. I push those fashion lines with her and she trusts me and my eye to do just that.”

Angela’s Black Panther look has received huge praise, but Jennifer insists the idea for the outfit “came together quickly” after she learned of the premiere’s “regal” dress code.

“Angela is the Queen of Wakanda in the movie so I wanted that to be seen on the carpet for the premiere,” she explained. “I pulled references from our African culture: the tribal women from Ethopia and Nigeria, and from the Indian culture as well! I wanted the jewellery to be big, gold and excessive.”

“I love colour and Angela looks amazing in it, so I wanted something that had a regal Nubian tribal feel,” Jennifer added of the look. “I wanted her to look bold and sexy with beautiful texture. I also wanted her to have movement, so this beaded yellow Naeem Khan (jumpsuit) was perfect!”

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