“Black Panther” Angela Bassett is featured in the latest issue of W magazine directed by Spike Lee, photographed by LaToya Ruby Frazier and styled by costume designer Ruth E. Carter.
Spike Lee on Angela Bassett: “I grew up around strong black women—my mother, my grandmother—and for this it was important for me to have strong black women on all sides of the camera,” said Lee, who is more subdued than his films. He was dressed completely in purple—sweats, hoodie, and baseball cap, all from NYU, where he went to film school and is now a professor. “Angela simply embodies that energy in a profound way,” he went on. “She has this incredible, almost intimidating presence.”
[Photo Credit: LaToya Ruby Frazier/W Magazine]