How ‘Black Panther 2’ Actress Angela Bassett Was Close to Having Her Own Will Smith Slapgate Controversy

Published 11/15/2022, 5:44 PM EST

Angela Bassett almost had her Will Smith situation once. The Black Panther actress has been in the acting industry since the 1980s. From working in her first movie black girl to being the star cast of Black Panther the artist has not just survived but thrived through decades. She is most fondly remembered for her role in American Horror Story, Malcolm X, and the Rosa Parks story.

Being in the industry, the actress has garnered a lot of fans across generations. Though fame also comes with its own share of perks and disadvantages. As apparent from Will Smith’s Oscar incident. The incident sent shockwaves through Hollywood. But what many may not be aware of is that the Black Panther actress nearly had her own slap-get moment once.

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How Black Panther actress Angela Bassett avoided her own Will Smith moment

Angela Bassett managed to walk away when she found herself in a similar situation as Will Smith once. Husband and actor Courtney B. Vance guest started on 105.1 FM’s famous show The Breakfast Club. During this, he recalled an incident at the airport once. According to him, he and his wife were traveling from an airport once when a fan approached them wanting an autograph.

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Vance had to deny the request and ask the fan for privacy. That did not sit very well with the fan who cussed at them, probably hoping for a reaction from the actress. At that moment, the star who played Queen Ramonda had the urge to react to the fan in a way similar to the King Richard hero.

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But The Preacher’s Wife actor held her back. “We worked too hard for an incident that’s just gonna be folklore in our mind”, he said. He stressed the importance of reacting or walking away as per the situation. It was probably a good choice for Bassett to walk away considering how Smith’s long-built career was affected by the Oscars incident.

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The Black Panther: Wakanda Forever actress is also being considered for the Oscars now. Do you think her decision to hold back and not make Smith’s mistake, helped her in the long run? Comment your thoughts.

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Neha Subhash Ghag

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Neha Ghag is writer at NetflixJunkie. She is a law graduate from Dr. Dy Patil college of law but found her passion in content writing.

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