Angela Bassett talks about playing the mother of Notorious BIG February 15, 2009 Video interview with Angela Bassett for new movie Notorious Now showing in Irish cinemas, Notorious is the life and death story of Notorious B.I.G. (a.k.a. Christopher Wallace), who came straight out of Brooklyn to take the world of rap music by storm. Playing the role of Biggies mother Voletta Wallace is Angela Bassett, a woman with a varied career that has seen her in the likes of medical TV show ER to Mr & Mrs Smith. Here she talks to Paul Byrne about the trials of playing a true life character, especially one like Voletta Wallace who was also a producer on the movie. Notorious is at Irish cinemas everywhere now.