Angela Bassett, 2014 Emmy Awards.

Angela Bassett attends the 66th Annual Primetime Emmy Awards held at Nokia Theatre L.A. Live on August 25, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. 

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Angela Bassett thinks her work on the upcoming Whitney Houston biopic is going smoothly.

On the red carpet of the 2014 Emmys during NBC's pre-show, Bassett was asked about the controversy surrounding the Lifetime movie.

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"It felt like it was flowing from the beginning. Except me with the learning curve, you know. Coming from one side of the camera to the other," she explained.

"Controversy can be good. It can pique your interest," she added.

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Bassett is directing the made-for-TV film, which stars America's Next Top Model star Yaya Da Costa.