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*Angela Bassett is just sho-nuff showing off these days!

The 56-year-old actress and newly minted director is giving the young-uns a run for the money in the physique department. We kfound that out when she stepped on the red carpet earlier this for the premiere of Lifetime’s “Whitney” in Beverly Hills.

She was wearing a rather conservative pantsuit, but underneath the blazer was a sexy v-neck crop top, which showed off her toned abs and lots of cleavage. Also ladies, Bassett rounded out her outfit with a pair of sky-high snake-print pumps.

US Magazine says the Emmy nominated actress gave up her secrets. And it’s not a secret nor do you need a miracle pill:

“I try to watch my diet so I can fit into whatever I am wearing,” she said. “Cut the sugar, the alcohol, and the bread, and eat a lot of protein and veggies.”