“What Men Want” and “Empire” star Taraji P. Henson covers the January 2019 issue of InStyle magazine photographed by Robbie Fimmano and styled by Julia von Boehm.
On how she feels at the moment: “I feel like a boss bitch.”
On studios never bringing her overseas to do press: “Hollywood executives would tell me that I don’t have fans all the way over there,” Henson says, shaking her head. “I said, ‘You’re lying because they can reach me any time. I’m a finger tap away, and they let me know every day.’”
On her role as Cookie from Empire letting her feel appreciated: “Then we go to Paris [to promote Empire], and its standing room only in a room with 1,500 seats. I cried. If you believe what people tell you… you can’t let people tell you shit.”
On the topic of representation: “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 can broaden horizons. I don’t’ take for granted what I have, and I try to use it in any way I can, positively.”
The issue hits newsstands December 7th.
1st Cover:Valentino Dress, Pants, Scarf, and Handbag | Pomellato Bracelet | Valentino Garavani Loafers
2nd Cover: Dolce&Gabbana Coat | Miu Miu Top | Frame Blouse | Clyde Beret | Louis Vuitton Cuff | Miranda Frye and Jennifer Fisher Bracelets | Prada Pumps
[Photo Credit: InStyle Magazine – Video Credit: InStyle via YouTube.com]