Empire star, Taraji P. Henson is making big moves in 2019 and it’s only March. The Empire star’s latest film What Men Want has ranked in over $59 million and is currently is still one of the top 10 movies after 5 weeks in the box office. The movie remake showcases Henson as a woman striving to prove that she is worth being a heard, seen, and understood as a sports agent. When she gains the ability to hear what men are thinking, she utilizes her new gift and skills to gain equality in both her career and personal life.
The Hidden Figures actress also gained legendary stratus recently. The Hollywood Chamber of Commerce’s Walk of Fame Selection Committee not only honored Henson with a star on the Hollywood Walk Of Fame for her veteran TV and movie actress status, but also recognized her as the powerful woman she is within the category of motion pictures. The multitalented thespian accepted her star behind the podium, eyes full of tears, thanking those who have supported her throughout her entire journey.
Henson joked, “I am so honored because it is hard out here for a pimp.” With her laughter overpowering her tears, she added, “Hollywood, you know that long walk to fame is not easy all the time, and you have to have a bigger picture.”
The Proud Mary lead also recalled that she received a lot of doubts of ever becoming a star again, after her role in ‘Baby Boy.’ She shared that every role she takes on is just as special as the first and last role she set out to play and proving wrong those who had doubted her is her part of her motivation.
Henson’s busy year is far from over as she continues to play the larger than life matriarch, ‘Cookie Lyon’ on the hit television show, Empire. And come April, 2019, she will be starring in another film, The Best of Enemies. Based on a true story, the movie tells the story of the relationship between a civil rights activist (Henson) and a Ku Klux Klan leader in 1971 North Carolina.
We can’t wait to watch her slay this role!