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Angela Bassett Joins “ER”

Angela Bassett Joins "ER"

Moving your career to television is obviously not a bad thing to do these days, especially if you’re a woman over 40. Glenn Close, Sally Field, Mary Louise Parker, Kyra Sedgewick, Holly Hunter and others have exemplified this recently, gaining roles that are both challenging and successful. But when I read this today, I wonder if Angela Bassett got some bad advice. After years of getting the shit end of the movie role stick (Mr. 3000? Time Bomb?), Ms. Bassett has got herself a full-time gig, on the final season of ER. Why not her own series? Or a series that isn’t ending? Or a series that doesn’t suck? No offense to John Stamos, but you deserve way better than this Angela Bassett. Remember when you were amazing in What’s Love Got To Do With It?, or when upstaged Whitney in Waiting To Exhale because you were so damn good? I do. But it’s not gonna make me watch ER.

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