Taraji P. Henson is on the cover of InStyle Magazine’s January 2019 issue being as fierce and fearless as ever.
For the issue, the 48-year-old who stars in soon-to-be-released movie, ‘What Men Want’ speaks on what women really want and it just might be the most sassy and on-point speech you’ll listen to today.
See photos and read excerpts from her interview below.
“I’ve always been the funny girl,” Henson says emphatically. “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.”
.“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.” – Henson’s says with a laugh as she speaks with InStyle magazine.
On the topic of representation, she says:
“I don’t care if you’re young or old or what color you are, art is so powerful, You can show things to people you’ve never met and you broaden horizons. I don’t take for granted what I have, and I try to use it in any way I can, positively.”