Celebrity Angela Bassett Angela Bassett Made a Case for Barely-There Denim Cut-Offs An artfully tattered take on the summer staple. By Kimberly Truong Kimberly Truong Kim Truong is a writer focusing on news, entertainment, and culture. She is a graduate of Fordham University. Her work has appeared on The Cut, Self, Refinery29, and BBC America. InStyle's editorial guidelines Published on August 10, 2021 @ 11:13AM Pin Share Tweet Email Denim cut-off shorts are essentially a summer staple, but somehow, Angela Bassett managed to breathe new life into the classic trend on a recent outing. Bassett was photographed wearing a pair of white denim cut-offs, artfully tattered so as to be almost see-through across the front. She wore a mustard yellow T-shirt from Legendary Rootz reading "Black Women Glow Different" and accessorized with a matching yellow shoulder bag and a black protective face mask. Backgrid Bassett may have made history recently when she reportedly negotiated a salary "north of $450,000 an episode" for her role on 9-1-1 according to Deadline, which would make her the highest-paid actress of color in a broadcast drama series on television. Bassett is also involved in the development of the Fox show and serves as an executive producer on 9-1-1 as well as its spinoff, 9-1-1: Lone Star. Angela Bassett Has a Life-Size Sculpture of Her Hero, Sojourner Truth, in Her Backyard The actress, who starred in Black Panther as the titular hero's mother, also gave an update a few weeks ago about how the films will proceed following the death of star Chadwick Boseman. "Of course, with our dear king going on to glory, a lot of things had to be shifted and changed, so thankfully, [director] Ryan [Coogler] and [writer] Joe Robert Cole, they're just such masterful storytellers that they've found a way into this world and hopefully it will be satisfying, I think, for the fans and it will be honorable of our Chad," she told Entertainment Tonight. "We love our king."