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Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker Show Off Their Singing Skills in ‘Black Nativity’

Published On November 26, 2013 | By Jasmine Simpkins | EXCLUSIVES, MOVIES, MUSIC, VIDEOS

Angela Bassett & Forest Whitaker are proving they are more than just award winning actors. They can also sing … and they are showing off their skills in the new Kasi Lemmons directed film Black Nativity.

HipHollywood sat down with the two during the films junket and found out how they liked singing alongside the likes of Mary J. Bige, Jennifer Hudson and Tyrese.

“There were a little nerves at first,” admitted Bassett. “But then we just had to go back to where we are confident and comfortable, and that’s acting … and realize that we are telling a story as opposed to just singing.”

But they did have a little help and coaching from Raphael Saadiq who produced the music for the film. ”He would help us get there,” laughed Bassett.

In the film Bassett and Whitaker play a pastor and first lady who learn the true meaning of faith and family when their estranged grandson (played by Jacob Lattimore) spends Christmas with them.

Check out the rest of our interview with the cast below.

Black Nativity is in theaters Thanksgiving Day.