Angela Bassett, who memorably starred in a Tina Turner biopic over two decades ago, was captured in a recent video embracing Adrienne Warren, who now plays the music legend in the musical “Tina.” Their exchange touched many on social media.
Warren posted the video of their backstage hug on Twitter last Saturday. It has since garnered more than 24,000 “likes” and many comments from people celebrating their beautiful display of sisterhood.
“This moment,” Warren wrote.
In the clip, Warren can be seen telling Bassett that she’s “such an inspiration,” and the “Black Panther” actress returns the praise.
“Thank you for what you do, and thank you for what you stand for, and how beautiful you are, and how powerful you are, and how much of a queen you are ― all the time ― and just thank you for coming,” an emotional Warren says.
Bassett, also visibly emotional, thanks the cast of the musical for their “artistry.”
Bassett played Turner in the 1993 movie “What’s Love Got To Do With It.” Her powerful performance as the rock and soul music legend earned her wide praise, a Golden Globe award and an Oscar nomination for best actress. Many fans of Bassett and the biopic have argued over the years that she should have won the Academy Award.
When asked during a red carpet interview with “Entertainment Tonight” to name the proudest moment in her career, Bassett said, “Absolutely I’d have to say ‘What’s Love Got To Do With It.’”
Turner herself celebrated “Tina” heading to Broadway in a statement on her official Instagram account this fall.
“I’m very excited to share this beautiful musical with New York audiences,” she wrote. “Can’t wait to see you there!”
The musical was written by playwright Katori Hall, directed by Phyllida Lloyd and presented in association with Turner, its website states.
Actress Gabrielle Union also celebrated the hug video on Twitter, saying Bassett and Warren’s exchange brought her to “tears.”
“What a powerful wonderful moment to witness,” Union wrote. “There IS power in uplifting each other, acknowledging each other’s gifts. Your light does not dim when you illuminate others.”
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