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Angela Bassett: What’s In My Bag?

Angela Bassett
Angela Bassett visits AOL Build Speakers Series on February 24, 2016. 

Angela Bassett’s clutch is a double agent: adult on the outside, kid-friendly on the inside. “We’re always on the go,” she says of her twins Bronwyn and Slater, 10, with husband Courtney B. Vance. “So I carry a lot for them.” The New York City native, who plays a Secret Service director in the film London Has Fallen (out now), lets Us Weekly peek inside her & Other Stories pouch.

Who’s in Charge?

“My iPhone 6 Plus has too many pictures and videos of my kids … and lots of games. My son likes Subway Surfers. My daughter has Sunnyville Salon. It’s a split between boy apps and girl apps.”

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Vote of Confidence

“I have my Hillary Clinton for President button because I was just in Charleston, South Carolina, as a surrogate for her. Go, Hillary!”

Taking the Heat

“For myself, I carry raw almonds. But the kids like Hot Cheetos. Fiery hot, ‘burn the lining of your stomach when you eat too many’ Cheetos.”



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Word of Mouth

“I have U.G.L.Y. Girl lip gloss — meaning, Undeniably Gorgeous, Lovely and Young! My daughter will carry four in her hand. I have to say, ‘Put the other three away!’”

How Sweet It Is

“I carry cash for Pinkberry. The kids and I frequent the ‘berry! You trick yourself into thinking it’s good for you.”

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Also in Bassett’s clutch? A pair of MCM sunglasses, Sheer Physical Sunscreen, an American Horror Story: Hotel Mophie battery charger, a return American Airlines ticket from Charleston, a baby blue rubber bracelet to commemorate the Divine 9, Karen’s Ionic Magnetic Wood Sulphate, Monk Fruit in the Raw packets, Stevia packets, Colgate Wisp Mini-Brush, Gum-Eez Flossers, Eyeko skinny brush mascara, Mamie’s Oxygen Plasma liquid serum, a striped wallet from Karen Millen, keys on a fluffy yellow fur ball key chain and The 16th Minute of Fame by Darrell Miller.

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