Superstar actress, Taraji P. Henson has once again redefined ‘sexy’ as she covers the latest issue of Rhapsody Magazine where she talks about acting, her love life and more.
The 47-year-old screen goddess who is known as ‘Cookie’ for her role in popular TV show , Empire’, revealed in the interview that as an actress of colour, she is here to tell Hollywood a different story and give the industry an irregular taste.
Being a leading lady all through 2017, Taraji talks more about her upbringing and success among others.
Read some excerpts from the interview:
On changing the narrative: “Can we stop saying ‘black’ and ‘white’? We get caught up on labels. Whatever happened to the good material? I don’t go to the theater and say, ‘Hmm, do I feel like seeing a white movie this weekend?’”
On playing Cookie Lyon on Empire: “Cookie scared the life out of me,’ Taraji said. ‘I was like, ‘Do we need this character on TV representing black women? How is this going to help us?. But fear is a sure sign I need to do the role. If it doesn’t scare me, I don’t do it – that’s too easy.”
On telling her story: “I have to be particular about the roles I choose because I really do want to inspire. You know, I’m an around-the-way girl. I grew up in the hood. I’m just a regular girl who had dreams, and my story’s important.”