Debra Lee and Pauletta Pearson Washington were also honored Saturday at the Beverly Hilton luncheon.
If you’ve ever wondered Angela Bassett’s secret to success, it’s actually quite simple: Put your head down and work hard. “I was taught to show up, to be prepared and to always do and give my best,” the 911 and Black Panther star said Saturday at the LadyLike Foundation Scholarship Luncheon at the Beverly Hilton, where she accepted an award for being a woman of excellence. “For many years I kept my head down, I studied my lines and I did the work. Whether portraying a fiercely talented living legend, a matriarch of a superiorly talented family or even the queen of a distant land named Wakanda, that’s been my process and that still is.”