‘Hidden Figures’ stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer and Janelle Monáe shine bright on ESSENCE’s February 2017 cover.
The three stars talk about how it feels to be in such an important movie, especially as black women in Hollywood.
In the movie, they join forces to tell the true story of the African-American women who stood for and behind NASA during its formative years. Taraji plays the role of Katherine Johnson, Janelle is Dorothy Vaughan and Octavia plays Mary Jackson.
Talking about being a part of such an important movie that is telling the story of African-American women that helped shape NASA, Taraji P. Henson says “When I was growing up, people told me out of their mouths math and science are for boys. I was told that over and over. Like, no one showed me how to fall in love with numbers. If I had a teacher like Mrs. Johnson, who knows, I might be on the moon.”
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