Thursday, November 29, 2018

Taraji P. Henson on the January 2019 Cover of InStyle Magazine

Taraji P. Henson has about three new films coming and she is also the January 2019 cover star of InStyle magazine. On the cover which was shot by Robbie Fimmano, Taraji is wearing VALENTINO RESORT 2019. In the issue, she talks finding a wedding dress, doing comedy, expanding her career and more. Continue below to read some excepts from her interview. For more on her feature, visit and pick up a copy on newsstand. 

Michael Kors Collection pullover and dickey, Zara skirt, Pomellato bracelet, and ChloĆ© belts. 

On doing comedy:
I’ve always been the funny girl. Not that I was pigeonholed. They were all great dramatic roles, but I’ve been dying. I just felt so honored and grateful to get a comedy where I could let it all hang out. My best friend was like, ‘Lord, they don’t know what they have unleashed.

On doing press overseas:
Hollywood executives would tell me that I don’t have fans all the way over there. I said, ‘You’re lying because they can reach me any time. I’m a finger tap away, and they let me know every day. Then we go to Paris [to promote Empire], and it’s standing room only in a room with 1,500 seats. I cried. If you believe what people tell you … you can’t let people tell you shit.

On her drive & passion:
I was like the Punky Brewster of the hood. I was a well-rounded kid, but I could also scrap if necessary. But I wasn’t that hard. I still had Strawberry Shortcake wallpaper in my room, and my friend Tracie and I were doing Shakespeare in the Park … and we were in the f—ing hood.

On finding a wedding dress:
I’m not going to go through 10,000 dresses. How does it fit? How do I feel? Does it complement me well? Let’s just go with this one. I know what looks good on me. I’m not going to spend 10 hours on a fitting. I hate that.

On expanding her career:
The older I get, I want to work smarter, not harder. DC, Marvel, you all can call me!

Dolce & Gabbana coat, Miu Miu top, Frame blouse, Clyde beret, Louis Vuitton cuff, Miranda Frye and Jennifer Fisher bracelets with Prada pumps.

Louis Vuitton coat and jumpsuit, Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini blouse, and Tibi boots. 

Credit: InStyle

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