Angela Bassett Wants her Kids to Take the Musical Route as a Career


Actress Angela Bassett says she is drilling music into her twins and hope they take an interest in the path as a career.

During an interview at the Golden Globes red carpet coverage, Bassett told E! how her twins, Brownyn and Slater, whom she shares with her husband actor Courtney B. Vance, liked her jazz-filled Disney film that won best-animated film.

According to PEOPLE, Bassett said “They loved it. They both play the piano and rap and play guitar, so they have a little musical interest that I drill into them, that I insist upon!” she said. “But I thought maybe they wouldn’t get into it because it’s jazz … but surprisingly they loved it. They got a lot of the themes, a lot of the ideas from it, and really appreciated it.”

Basset wants to drill the musical interests in her twins and said they’re both talented in that department. And although they haven’t seen her most iconic role as legendary Tina Turner in What’s Love Got To Do With It, which landed the actress with an Oscar nomination and Golden Globe award, she wants them to discover it on their own.

Bassett told PEOPLE Every Day Podcast her kids “haven’t seen it,” and she’s not doing anything to change that. “Let them discover it,” she said. “Let their friends discover it … maybe [then] I’d get some more respect around here! … I tell them, you don’t know what I got up my sleeve.”

Basset says her kids enjoyed their parents talents, and she is going to ensure they grow those musical talents.