The first role that you saw Dr. Angela Bassett in depends on your age. Younger people may know her as the vengeful, ageless voodoo queen, Marie Laveau from American Horror Story: Coven or the Queen Mother of Wakanda from Black Panther. Others remember her as Katherine Jackson, Jackson family matriarch, Tina Turner, or Betty Shabazz, widow of Malcolm X. In each portrayal, Bassett carries with her a regality that has allowed her to stand out for her entire career. Her conviction, alluring glances, and ever-evolving hairstyles keep audiences coming back for more of her graceful performances. People are also enamored by the lifestyle that allows Bassett to age like the finest wine around.
While preparing to bring the life and times of Tina Turner to the small screen, Bassett underwent training 6 days a week and altered her diet. A 1993 interview with The New York Times reveals that “she rigorously worked out with free weights and went on a month-long diet that basically involved ‘chicken breasts without the skin, broccoli, brown rice and some kind of alternative cheesecake that you wouldn’t recognize,’. She has since maintained by following various diet and workout plans, and of course, by drinking water.
“I go in the morning because my workout quotient will diminish as the day goes on. Maybe Monday, Tuesday, I’ll do cardio; Wednesday, Thursday, because I’m eating protein, I’ll do strength building; and then Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, when I’m eating all that fat, then it’s about“deep breathing, a massage..”
I need Angela Bassett’s WHOLE lifestyle regime. Food, skin, workout, alladat!
— Morenita (@rashidapowell) September 18, 2018
— The Lue Crew (@TheLueCrew) September 18, 2018
While on a press run for Mission: Impossible — Fallout, Mrs. Bassett attributed her glow to the power of an esthetician. An esthetician is someone who focuses on skincare and can help you find products and develop routines to provide you with radiant, healthy skin. Their services include things like “facials, chemical peels, body treatments, and waxing”. Estheticians can work with dermatologists on especially sensitive cases. When asked about her beauty routine in a discussion with the Los Angeles Times, the award-winning actress said, “I use my cleanser, hyaluronic serum, light cream and Dr. Sturm eye cream. If I’m going to work out, I use an oxygen spritz by Skin By Mamie [Bassett’s facialist in New York]…and I always put on coconut oil — skin is the biggest organ!”
Bassett has also shared that she likes to work with a trainer, or just her homegirls, because it keeps her accountable. In the same Mission interview, the mother of two said “…I work out with my trainer. I gotta pay…so I will show up, ’cause I don’t want to waste my money. So I gotta be accountable and know somebody’s there waiting for me, because I know myself, and I will talk myself out of going,”.
She also tends to go workout the morning, when she’s most likely to just get it done. “I go in the morning because my workout quotient will diminish as the day goes on. Maybe Monday, Tuesday, I’ll do cardio; Wednesday, Thursday, because I’m eating protein, I’ll do strength building; and then Thursday, Friday, Saturday, Sunday, when I’m eating all that fat, then it’s about“deep breathing, a massage..”
Angela Bassett’s mother had Type 2 diabetes and sadly passed away from heart problems connected to the initial issue. Since her mother’s death, Bassett has paid special attention to her own heart since she knows she is at risk for those type of problems. She advises everyone to see a doctor at least once a year.
So there you have it – the key to Angela Bassett’s major glisten. I hope everyone have realized that it is not a singular path or just one choice, but rather an intricate blend of diet, exercise, external assistance, and determination.