Angela Bassett commemorates Tina Turner’s legacy.
The 64-year-old actress portrayed the rock ‘n’ roll icon in the 1993 movie. What should love do with it? He stars as Ike Turner opposite Laurence Fishburne. Bassett said in a statement following the news that Turner died Wednesday at the age of 83. Hollywood Reporter“How do we say goodbye to a woman who has her pain and trauma and uses it as a tool to change the world?”
Tina Turner has shown it to others through her courage in telling her story, her commitment to stay on the course of her life at all costs, and her determination to open a space in rock and roll for herself and others like her. those who live in fear of what a beautiful future filled with love, compassion and freedom should look like,” Bassett continued.
“His last words to me – to me – were, ‘You never imitated me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina and showed her to the world.’ “I will keep these words close to my heart for the rest of my days. I am honored to know Tina Turner.”
“I am humbled to help show it to the world,” the actress added. “Today, as we mourn the loss of this iconic voice and presence, she has given us more than we could ask for. She gave us her whole being. And Tina Turner is a gift that will always be ‘only the best’. ‘ Angels, sing for your peace… Queen ”
Turner paid tribute to Bassett a month ago. TIME Magazine’s 100 Most Influential People of 2023 list praised the actress as “excellent” for playing her in the then-Oscar-nominated film.
“Angela, when we first met you didn’t look like me, you didn’t have a voice and you didn’t move – this happened after you worked hard to make it happen,” Turner wrote. “But even then, I could see that the young woman standing before me was strong, determined, and had big, big dreams like me.”
Turner said that Bassett “never imitated me. Instead, you reached deep into your soul, found your inner Tina and showed her to the world.”
“You honor all the women you’ve played with as you honor me. And you’re still amazing,” she added.
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in a video interview with Trendy Last year, Bassett confirmed that Turner did her hair and makeup for the final day of filming. What should love do with it?.
“It was funny,” the actress recalled, “because everyone kept knocking on the door, wanting to know… wanting to be very helpful: ‘Do you need anything? Something to drink? Something to comb?’ He said, “No, no, no. We’re good. It was like, ‘Leave us alone.’ And she did my makeup and hair in a quarter of the time my hairstylist did. And it was just as gorgeous.”
A representative of Turner’s confirmed on Wednesday, “The ‘Queen of Rock ‘n’ Roll’ Tina Turner died peacefully at her home in Küsnacht, near Zurich, Switzerland today at the age of 83 after a long illness. With her, the world loses a music legend and role model. “