Taraji P. Henson Covers Marie Claire Magazine’s October Issue
Empire star, Taraji Penda Henson mostly called Taraji P. Henson aka Cookie Lyon is the cover queen for Marie Claire Magazine‘s October Issue.
The bad and boujee queen of playing out roles awesomely well, even when given challenging characters in various movies.
The 47-year-old actress, doesn’t want to be stucked to a particular role (typecast), as she takes a break in “ghetto roles” for now.
The mother-of-one discussed how doing her own laundry keeps her normal, the legacy she wants to leave behind, dating and on supporting other women in the industry.
On doing her own laundry:
“That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I’m not too Hollywood.”
On the legacy she wants to leave behind:
“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.”
“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 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.”
Watch the B-T-S video of the cover shoot below:
Check out the cover feature on www.marieclaire.com
Photography: Nicholas Moore | @nicolasmoore
Styling: Elizabeth Stewart | @elizabethstewart1
Hair: Tymothe Wallace | @tymwallacehair
Makeup: Rea Ann Silva | @reaannsilva
Manicure: Emi Kudo | @nailsbyemikudo
Set design: James Dean | @jamiedeanstudio