Oscar-nominated Angela Bassett brought fellow Oscar nominee Brian Tyree Henry to tears as she filled him up with compliments in a way only the actress knows how to do.
In case you missed it, Bassett and Henry appeared on The Late Late Show with James Corden, and Henry was given the opportunity to ask Bassett a few questions.
“Who do you love more right now: me or James [Corden]?” Henry asked lightheartedly.
To which Bassett responded in a way that Henry was not expecting: “I love what my eyes have laid sight on. And that is a completely brilliant artist whose work I’ve come to admire and to love. I appreciate the work that you do and I hope to be lucky one day to work with you. Your vulnerability and sensitivity and strength and you’re just a badass!”
Her compliments quickly brought Henry to tears as he stood up and hugged as the audience applauded.
Both actors were nominated for the 2023 Oscars on Tuesday (Jan. 24).
Bassett was nominated in the Best Supporting Actress category for her role as Queen Ramonda in Black Panther: Wakanda Forever while Henry is nominated for Best Supporting Actor for his role as James Aucoin in Causeway.