Bassett plays Tina Turner in What’s Love Got to Do with It. Tina finds fame as a singer while working with Ike Turner in the 60’s. After they marry Tina discovers Ike has a serious drug problem and is physically abused by him. Tina goes on to record several songs that soon become platinum hits. Co-starring Laurence Fishburne, Jennifer Lewis, and Cora Lee Day. Fishburne:
It’s been a long time, 14 years, since we last worked together, but it was kind of like riding a bicycle. We both feel like we’d like to do something else together, something a little meatier and juicier for the both of us. But we both also felt that this was important to do.