In honor of her 60th birthday, we pay tribute to Angela Bassett’s bookish roles.
In a career spanning four decades, Ms. Bassett has played a wide range of characters—and quite a few of them are based on books! Here is a complete (we think!) list, in chronological order. For these purposes, we have included plays (even two that I can’t find published versions of) and comics (of course).
Thank you for your stunning work, Ms. Bassett, and Happy Birthday!
The Flash (one episode) based on the comics
Ruby’s Bucket of Blood based on the play Ruby’s Bucket of Blood by Julie Hébert
Meet the Browns based on the play Meet the Browns by Tyler Perry
Green Lantern based on the comics
Black Panther based on the comics
What is your favorite of Angela Bassett’s bookish roles?