Angela Bassett says she’s ‘the good cop’ with her teenage twins

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I could listen to Angela Bassett read the phone book. She elevates any conversation. If comments are anything to go by, many on here agree. But there are people who refuse to listen to Angela, if you can believe it – her 15-year-old twins. Angela and husband Courtney B Vance are parents to twins, daughter Bronwyn and son Slater. In an appearance on The Late Late Show with James Corden, Angela admitted that when it comes to discipline, Courtney gets better results by being “consistent.” But she reminds her kids that she’s the “good cop” which means their ticket to a good time, so they better treat her right.

Angela Bassett and Courtney B. Vance each have their own way of parenting.

On Tuesday, Bassett, 62, appeared virtually on The Late Late Show with James Corden where she explained how she and her actor husband, 61, go about disciplining their 15-year-old twins, Bronwyn and Slater.

“He is usually pretty calm but he is consistent,” the 9-1-1 star said of Vance. “For instance, right now he’s 2,500 miles or so away in Chicago and he can still get them to hop to it.”

“Meanwhile,” Bassett added, “I’m 25 feet away and I either have to guilt trip them or pull things away or just leave the room, just throw my hands up and go to my own corner and try to think of some other way to get them to do what they know they need to do.”

But Bassett, who has been married to Vance for nearly 25 years, insisted to James Corden that she’s “the good cop” to her son and daughter. “I tell them, ‘I am your good time, so you don’t wanna mess with me,’” she said with a laugh. “I’m your good time.”

[From People]

I just found out my kids see me as the pushover and I was gobsmacked! But it’s fine because now I say no to everything. When they complain, I simply explain I don’t want them to think they can “walk all over me” (their words). So I appreciate Angela’s tactic of letting her twins know not to mess with a good thing. OMGsh, could you imagine an Angela Bassett guilt trip, though? She could probably get me to rob a bank with one of those. I can see Courtney as a calm consistent type, though. I’ll bet he only has to ask once.

Angela was on Corden’s show to promote 9-1-1. Corden talked about how the show takes place in LA and has epic disasters each week. He’s right, it’s nerve-wracking when you live here, recognize all the places getting destroyed and hear the explanations of how this could happen. It makes you want to test the sidewalk before you step. Especially because you know Angela won’t really show up when you place that 9-1-1 call. Angela said 9-1-1 wasn’t scary to her but holding snakes in American Horror Story was. I’ll bet if her twins saw Mom with a fistful of snakes they’d do what she said the first time.

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  1. Astrid says:

    Too funny!. when my husband I first started having kids, we agreed to “be consistent” and not engage in the good cop-bad cop routine. but then life happens!

  2. Renee says:

    I can so see Courtney getting those kids to hop to it. I would follow him anywhere.

  3. outofthecloset says:

    Jesus Lord she is gorgeous.

  4. CanukFoodie says:

    Oh how we love her! My Mr. CF just said last night ” she makes the show…every time!” I LOVE that he said that – because she is a f**king goddess! One of my co-workers, has the same beautiful smile as her, and every time she unleashes it on us, I am instantly thinking of Angela! I once told her she reminds me of her, and she was just walking on clouds! What a fabulous talented actress she is!