Bassett discusses how much passion she has for acting, and how she considers a character’s strength before deciding to take on the role:
When I look at a role, I will deliberately find the joy, the sensitivity, the strength, the vulnerability, the resilience. Because that’s what I appreciate about women and black women, in particular. That’s what I want to celebrate—our resilience and our strength.
Other actresses being highlighted include Viola Davis, Jennifer Hudson and Loretta Devine. The March issue hits newsstands February 11th.