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10/27/2014 03:31 pm ET Updated Oct 27, 2014

Angela Bassett Opens Up About Aging And The 'Sensuality' Of 'American Horror Story'

Angela Bassett is still as stunning as ever at 56, but the actress is mentally prepared for when her good looks fall by the wayside, she told HuffPost Live on Monday.

"Our culture is very youth-driven, but I think there is absolutely value and wisdom with experience," she said. "Youth is delightful, but experience is also. ... Your cute years will diminish, but have some wisdom left, some grace, some charm."

Bassett is currently starring in her second season of the frightening anthology "American Horror Story," and while last season's "Coven" included a hunger for immortality, Bassett told HuffPost Live's Caroline Modarressy-Tehrani that the three-breasted character she plays in this year's "Freak Show" allows her to leave concerns about aging behind.

"This particular season is all about her sensuality and the three breasts, three mammary glands. So she's very sensual and delightful, and it's still very much alive and present," she said.

Catch the full HuffPost Live conversation with Angela Bassett here.

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