Angela Bassett, Currently starring on your screen in American Horror Story has had over 84 roles in both movies and TV. To add to her already scary impressive resume, she will be making the crossover to video games in the upcoming Rainbow Six Siege, releasing December 1st.
She talked with the Huffington Post about how she chooses a role and diversity in Hollywood:
What transitions have you witnessed Hollywood undergo when it comes to racial and gender diversity?
It’s a conversation that’s been coming for decades. For many years, I was always asked this type of question. But it’s more obvious now with the number of folks who look different from each other that you see on television, especially with shows like “Fresh Off the Boat,” “Quantico,” “Scandal,” “Black-ish” or “How to Get Away with Murder.”
The landscape has changed in terms of color and sexuality — and it’s a good change. We are a diverse land and that’s what we are known for. But in terms of the way we projected our images on screen, it was very different from who we were. This is a positive change. It’s a good time.
TVGuide.com talked to Angela Bassett about this season on American Horror Story (It’s her third time on the show) and her character’s complicated relationship with Lady Gaga’s character The Countess.
How would you describe Ramona?
Angela Bassett: Ramona is an actress – she was an actress, rather. I think she’s rather retired right now. She came out of the business because she went into a long-standing, fulfilling relationship with The Countess, which was new for her. Until then she absolutely saw herself as a heterosexual woman, but she’s become more fluid. Isn’t that the term today? But things sort of went off the rails, so now they have this acrimonious relationship. I think they still care passionately, but they also are passionately opposed to one another’s happiness.