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Angela Bassett Talks Marriage with Courtney B. Vance

Angela Bassett looks radiant on the cover of PorterEdit‘s latest issue.

Here is what the 59-year-old Mission: Impossible – Fallout actress had to share with the mag:

On people’s obsession with her appearance: “I guess it’s a high-class problem to have. But you don’t really know what to say when someone says: ‘Oh, my God, you look so good [for 59].’ What do they expect? For you to be completely broken down?”

On her 21-year marriage to actor Courtney B. Vance: “He always said divorce is not an option. I’ve always told him: ‘Do what you want to do, because I don’t want you to get to the end and blame anything on me.’”

On her and Vance’s different approaches to parenting: “[Courtney’s] got [the children] on a short leash. I try to give them a little bit more leeway. I want them to go out, explore, see how mature they can be about it, how safe, and then come back.”

On how she tries to avoid choosing roles based on pay: “I’ve had to protect myself from being led by the finance of it. I can’t start with, ‘Well, how much are they paying?’ I can’t be led by that.”

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Michelle Monaghan & Vanessa Kirby Pose in Front of Eiffel Tower at 'M:I - Fallout' Premiere!

Michelle Monaghan and Vanessa Kirby stun on the red carpet for the Mission: Impossible – Fallout global premiere on Thursday (July 12) in Paris, France.

The actresses were joined by the film’s fellow female performers Angela Bassett, Rebecca Ferguson, and Alix Benezech will posing alongside star Tom Cruise in front of the Eiffel Tower.

Mission: Impossible – Fallout hits theaters on July 27!

FYI: Michelle is wearing a Valentino gown and Brian Atwood shoes. Vanessa is wearing a Prada gown. Rebecca is wearing a Sonia Rykiel gown and Laurence Dacade shoes. Angela is wearing Coomi earrings and an H.Stern ring.

30+ pictures inside of the female stars of M:I – Fallout at the premiere… More Here! »

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Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett, & Patricia Arquette to Star in Netflix Comedy 'Otherhood'

Felicity Huffman, Angela Bassett, and Patricia Arquette are teaming up for a new movie!

The actresses will be starring in the upcoming Netflix comedy Otherhood – and production is already underway in New York City!

, Angela, and Patricia will be playing three moms who are fed up with their lazy adult sons an decide to take charge of their lives.

Jake Lacy, Sinqua Walls, and Jake Hoffman will also be starring in the film.

Cindy Chupack will be making her directorial debut with the movie while Mark Andrus will be writing the script.

Benedict Cumberbatch, Claire Foy, Michael B Jordan, & Issa Rae Cover 'Variety'

Claire Foy, Benedict Cumberbatch, Michael B Jordan, and Issa Rae are on the cover of Variety‘s new Variety Studio: Actors on Actors Presented by Shutterstock issues.

Also on a separate cover are Laura Dern and Angela Bassett, pictured below. Here’s what they had to share with the mag…

Michael, on what he told his agents: “I told my agents, “I don’t want to go out for any role that’s written for African-Americans in the breakdown.” I said, “I want to go for any white males. That’s it. That’s all I want to do.” Because me playing that role is going to make it what it is.”

Angela, on choosing 9-1-1: “For so long, I think I resisted the idea of doing a show that may go seven years or more. Because just the nature of this business, I love how you get to change and grow and put on different characters and ideas and suits and interact with different people and directors and actors and situations and locations. The idea of staying put isn’t one that I’ve embraced, but as you mature, you try to find roles and situations that are interesting. This was one.”

Benedict, on the guilt of landing a big role: “You feel this sense of guilt like, “Are you sure you’ve got this right? I mean, there’s literally five people I know who would cut off their right hand to do it, and who would be much better, in my opinion.” All the time. It’s like you know how lucky you are when it works out for you. That’s another key motivator for me — just to sort of prove people’s trust or faith in me. I just go, “Right. Well, they’ve made this choice. I’ve really, really got to fulfill.”

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Angela Bassett & Connie Britton Join '9-1-1' Cast at FYC Event

Angela Bassett and Connie Britton look stunning on the red carpet.

The two stars were among the several actors from their hit show 9-1-1 at a special FYC event on Monday (June 4) at Saban Media Center in North Hollywood, Calif.

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Oliver Stark, Aisha Hinds, Peter Krause, Kenneth Choi and Rockmond Dunbar were all in attendance as panelists during the screening and discussion.

9-1-1 was renewed for a 16-episode second season at the beginning of 2018. Jennifer Love Hewitt will be joining the main cast in the second season, as well as Ryan Guzman.

FYI: Connie is wearing a Cynthia Rowley dress and Alexis Bittar earrings.

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