Angela Bassett on Black Actresses Supporting Each Other

Angela Bassett won her 11th NAACP Award Saturday night! Taking home the Outstanding Actress in a Drama Series for her role as Athena Grant on the FOX drama ‘9-1-1,’ Bassett talked to ‘Extra’s’ Rachel Lindsay right after her win. Opening up about the support of fellow Black actresses, she said, ‘Black actresses as a community, coming through and up in the beginning, it was so important to have them by your side because we were all struggling together, we were all trying to make a way out of no way — it wasn’t easy.’

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