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ANGELA BASSETT REFLECTS ON MARTIN LUTHER KING’S JR. MAGNIFICENT LEGACY ON “THE TALK”

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Hosts on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Angela Bassett Reflects on His ‘magnificent’ Legacy + Says She’s ‘absolutely’ Up For ‘Waiting to Exhale’ Series Role

Monday, “The Talk” hosts reflect on Martin Luther King, Jr. Day and his daughter, Dr. Bernice King reacting to the recent Capitol riots. Sheryl Underwood says, “It’s an awakening. It’s a reckoning.” Elaine Welteroth adds, “I feel like we cannot move forward and truly reconcile unless we are reckoning with the horrors of our past, you know? And I don’t think we’ve done that as a nation. We haven’t done the collective healing work that we need to do together. Everyone’s so quick to say, let’s unite, let’s move forward, but what about atonement for the past? What about accountability? We can’t talk about unity until we talk about healing the pain and the damage that this country, frankly, was built on. This is who we are.” She adds, “This is the reality a lot of people in this country have faced for a very long time…we need to reconcile with all of that stuff in order to heal and truly move forward.”

Angela Bassett shares what Dr. Martin Luther King’s legacy means to her Monday on “The Talk.” “Just incredible. Just someone who was completely and utterly selfless in his dream, his vision of a better America, a better world, abetter place for Black and Brown people, for those who have been disenfranchised, just elucidating and highlighting and illuminating our humanity and the humanity of all people around the world. It was completely and totally selfless to give his life, something that many of us would never be asked to do…but we can do in a small way just to honor his legacy in giving of ourselves. Speaking for those who can’t speak, going where those who can’t go, checking in on people in this horrific and challenging time on others who are alone and lonely, just doing our part. It’s a magnificent legacy.” She also discusses talking to her twin sons about the current state of our nation. “They know it’s not right. They think a lot of it is idiocy, and stupidity and backwardness. They have eyes and they see.”  

“Waiting to Exhale” star Angela Bassett discusses her 1995 hit film becoming a new series following the lives of the characters’ daughters. Host Elaine Welteroth asks, “Would you be interested in making an appearance if you were asked?” Bassett responds, “That’s interesting because Terry McMillan, who penned the novel, the book, she reached out to me a couple of months ago and was giving me the 411 on this and asking me if I would, might I’d consider. And it was like absolutely, without a doubt. Give me something hard to answer. I would definitely come back as a mommy, auntie, hopefully not nana. But, I’d be open to that.”


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