Sponsored Sections: Angela Bassett Reveals How She Became Biggie's Mom In "Notorious"
Friday, Jan 9, 2009 6:40AM
A week away from its' highly-anticipated release, Angela Bassett recently spoke on getting into the character of Voletta Wallace in Notorious.
The Academy Award-nominated actress explained how she got into the mind of Christopher Biggie Smalls Wallace's mother.
"[Voletta and I] had an opportunity to sit down, spend a few hours together, break bread together, just talk and her opening up. I dwell in, ask her questions about her life which you can imagine some of them could be quite sensitive -- everyday, I hope I'm doing her justice." (Notorious Blog)
Both Voletta and Angela recenly encountered one another at the New York City premiere of Notorious.
Angela Bassett proved she was no Bassett Hound in a Polka Dot Dress. The dress had a really busy pattern but the star pulled off the look in spades, with simple hair and jewelry. P. Diddy represented the boys club in a very dapper suit with some serious bling on each ear and to top the night off a casual Mary J. Blige showed up in a cognac leather Jacket, adding a casual twist to the premiere. (Holly Scoop)Much like Bassatt, the Brooklyn-bred rapper Jamal "Gravy" Woolward, who played Biggie also revealed how he got into character.
"I was at 285 [pounds]. I went up to 340. I didn't have a second chin. I needed that. [As] Notorious he was his heaviest so his patterns of movement was different," Gravy said." "[As a younger] B.I. he was harder so he was always snarling. He was younger so he moved faster." (SOHH)