If judging from Taraji P. Henson’s body of work, to hear her proclaim that she is treated like she’s on the D-list seems as dramaticly untrue coming from an actress who has acted alongside some of the best of the best.
In Ebony Magazine’s October 2014 issue, according to Taraji, 44, despite her diverse and decorated resume; she is still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff she’s achieved.
In addition to being nominated for three SAG Awards, (just to name a few), ‘half the stuff she’s achieved’ would involve her co-starring in (one of MY favorites) Hustle and Flow, the 2009 movie The Curious Case of Benjamin Button for which she received a Prime Time Emmy nomination.
In 2011, Henson also received a Primetime Emmy nomination for her role in the made-for-tv-movie Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story as well as a whole host of other works in both television and film.
This time around however, Henson is promoting her new movie set to drop on September 12, 2014 called No Good Deed co-starring Idris Elba as a sociopath straight our of prison who, by some unfortunate chance of fate, shows up at her door one rainy night. From there, the horror and suspense begins.
Henson is a busy girl this week. Having celebrated her birthday on September 11 and as well, the opening of her hot new movie No Good Deed; what she says [about being treated like a D-lister] is, in and of itself a curious case-considering her consistently scoring the coveted roles she has scored. This time around, Henson scored a hot blockbuster film that hopefully, will secure her the respect that she has worked for and earned (and perhaps) turn her very own good deeds noms to wins.
Despite her Hollywood slights, do know that this isn’t Taraji first Ebony cover
In this upcoming October issue, Ebony asked Taraji a few questions:
My stomach. I get it from my mom, who had to get a tummy tuck because she didn’t exercise. I try to work out at least five days a week. But if it reaches the point where I am not satisfied, I’m just going to be like, “Can you suck this out of me? Thanks!”
What’s your No. 1 guilty pleasure?
Watching ratchet, ratchet television—like any of the Real Housewives shows, especially when they were fighting and a girl got her weave snatched out—that is my guilty pleasure. Sometimes, I’ll just sit in front of the TV, screaming, “Ratchet, ratchet, ratchet! Where’s the ratchet TV?”
What’s the last thing you used your celeb status to get?
To get my fat a– into a restaurant. If someone tells me there’s a wait, I’ll walk right tothe front of the line like, “I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let’s work this out.”
On her No Good Deed character
“It’s a real girl-power film; she never stops fighting. It delivers the message that you don’t ever have to become the victim.”
On the best advice she’s ever received
“My dad always told me to get away from those who have the same problem and get around people who have a solution.”
On her career
“I’m still treated like I’m on the D-list. I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved. When people tell me no, I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow.”