Watch Angela Bassett react to her Madame Tussauds wax figure

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Angela Bassett's Madame Tussauds wax figure was unveiled Thursday in Hollywood, and the "9-1-1" star was in awe.

"Oh, lord! I'm a twin," Bassett said with a laugh in an Instagram video as she admired her replica. "Oh, my God, it's so lifelike. It's like it's gonna jump alive and give me a hug."

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"Somebody call 9-1-1 because this figure is on FIRE!" Madame Tussauds wrote on Instagram alongside the video. "Angela Bassett aka Athena Grant is here...The wait to exhale is over, The Queen of Wakanda herself, Angela Bassett has arrived! The ageless icon has been officially immortalized by Madame Tussauds Hollywood."

Bassett walked all around her figure and declared, "Look at my derriere. Even that's cute. Absolutely amazing. Thank you!"

The "Black Panther" star has an astounding career and was nominated for an Oscar for best actress for her leading role in the 1993 Tina Turner biopic, "What's Love Got to Do With It."

Her credits also include "Strange Days," "Vampire in Brooklyn," "Waiting to Exhale," "How Stella Got Her Groove Back" and more on the big screen as well as "ER" and "American Horror Story" on the small screen.

Last week, Tiffany Haddish was honored with a wax figure at Madame Tussauds Las Vegas, and Jennifer Hudson celebrated her 40th birthday with the debut of her likeness at Madame Tussauds in New York City.

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