Angela Bassett approves of Keke Palmer’s spot-on impersonation of her. The former talk show host had social media in a chokehold when she showed off her impression of her “Akeelah and the Bee” co-star.
“I’ve seen you online imitating me,” exclaimed Bassett in a clip from her interview with Palmer for Variety. She continued, “You do a great job, you do a great job,” before she prompted Palmer to do her famous impersonation of her in person.
Angela Bassett (left) and Keke Palmer (right). (Photos: I@im.angelabassett/Instagram, @keke/Instagram
The 29-year-old selected a scene from the autobiographical miniseries, “The Jacksons: An American Dream,” where Bassett, who played Katherine Jackson, learns her husband Joe Jackson has been unfaithful. As Palmer recited the lines, “I don’t want you, I don’t want you…” she was joined by the film’s star. “And that line was improvised,” revealed Bassett.&
In the full-length Q & A, the Oscar-nominated actress said she learned about Palmer’s impersonation when a friend sent her a clip. “I didn’t know what it was, it was on Instagram or something. And I looked, and of course, it was like, hearts, hearts, hearts, hearts. I love it. I adore it,” said the “Black Panther: Wakanda...