Did Angela Bassett hide lesbian sex scenes from her husband?

Photo Credit: Angela Bassett's Facebook (facebook.com/ImAngelaBassett)
Photo credit: Angela Bassett’s Facebook (facebook.com/ImAngelaBassett)

During her three years as a cast member on “American Horror Story,” Angela Bassett has been a myriad of things: a Voodoo queen, a circus freak with an extra breast, and a near-immortal vampire. However, in her latest vampire role, Bassett gave fans quite another shock as it was revealed that the role required Bassett to play the lesbian lover to her co-star, Lady Gaga. Now, Bassett has opened up about the steamy sex scenes she acted out with Gaga and how she had to ease her husband into seeing the scenes.

Earlier this week, Bassett appeared on “Conan” and explained that she didn’t tell her husband, actor Courtney B. Vance, that she played a lesbian on “AHS: Hotel,” which wrapped in January, until he actually watched her sex scenes with Gaga on TV.

“What does your husband say when you come home from work and say, ‘I just did a sex scene with Lady Gaga’?” host Conan O’Brien asked. “Was he cool with it?”

“I don’t remember coming home and telling him that,” Bassett said, adding that she didn’t tell him about the original nudity waiver she had to sign to join the cast.

Although Bassett didn’t get naked on camera, she did end up sharing a bed with Gaga and a few steamy lip locks with her as well.

“I just, you know, waited until the night [the episode aired] and said, ‘Come on, I want you to see something!’ … And so I’m showing it, and I have the remote and he’s like, ‘Whoa, whoa, whoa, what’s about to happen?!’ I was like, ‘Well pause! What’s going on with you, are you going to be all right?’ ” Bassett explained.

“I just eased him into it,” she added, laughing.

As expected, though, Vance wasn’t threatened by Bassett’s scenes with Gaga, but at least Bassett ended up with an interesting story to tell about how her husband watched her “making love” to another woman.

Nicholas Robinson
Nicholas Robinson

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