Out of the Shadows at Last

"I never thought I could fill Tina Turner's shoes, not in a lifetime," says Angela Bassett of her knockout performance as the rock superstar. For Turner, however, it was just a matter of the right shoes. When she saw one of Bassett's outfits, Turner went shopping and bought her two pairs of zebra- striped high heels. For another scene, she literally gave Bassett the shirt off her . . . But let Bassett tell it: "When I did I Might Have Been Queen, I was wearing a little peach-colored T shirt. Tina said, 'Oh, that's so old- fashioned,' and took off...

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