Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Taraji P. Henson on the October 2017 Cover of Marie Claire Magazine

Taraji P. Henson is on a career high and it is well deserved. The 'Empire' star is on the October 2017 cover of Marie Claire magazine. On the cover which was shot by Nicolas Moore, Taraji is wearing a VERSACE RESORT 2018 dress which was topped off with a edgy beauty look and HEARTS ON FIRE & TIFFANY & CO jewelry. In the issue, she talks her legacy, doing her own laundry, her role in 'Baby Boy' and so much more. Continue below to read some excerpts from her interview. For more on Taraji's feature, visit and pick up a copy on September 19th.

On supporting other women in the industry: 
How can we get ahead if we're feuding and hating on each other all the time? I made a pact years ago that I would never hate on another female, ever, especially in this industry.

On the legacy she wants to leave: 
I love black people. I love telling stories. I want these little girls to study me like I studied Meryl and Bette Davis and Carol Burnett. I want them to study my work, because I put a lot of work in, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.

On dating: 
I would love to [be in a relationship], but he has to see how I move and deal with it, because I don't have time to explain. I've got work to do.

On doing her own laundry: 
That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I'm not too Hollywood.

On her role in 'Baby Boy':
I just knew [I'd be typecast]. They are going to think this is all I can do. So I was like, 'Never again a ghetto role. I'm not saying I can't do it later, but right now, I have something to prove. My mission became showing that I'm a character actress. I can give them as many different performances as Meryl Streep—who is the one they look up to? Meryl Streep. Watch this. You think black women can't do it? I'm trained just like she is.

Credit: Marie Claire magazine

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