Actress Angela Bassett is reflecting on working with director Antoine Fuqua and his new film “Olympus Has Fallen” which opens in theaters across the country on Friday. The movie stars Gerard Butler as a disgraced Secret Service agent tasked with saving the President from a group of terrorists who have seized the White House. In an interview with the Associated Press on Thursday the veteran actress says she has always wanted to work with the “Training Day” director.
“I’m just such a fan of his, his work and appreciate the talent you know that he has and the worlds that he creates. I was so pleased to have the opportunity to work with him.“
Bassett plays Secret Service Director Lynn Jacobs in the action-adventure. Earlier in the week the “Betty & Coretta” star attended the red carpet premiere for the film with Fuqua, Butler and other members of the cast including Morgan Freeman, Ashley Judd, Aaron Eckhart, Dylan McDermott and Rick Yune.