Taraji P. Henson reveals that she was initially reluctant to pen her personal life. She was not ready to deal with the masses judging the choices she made. Since she chose to move forward with the endeavor, 'Around the Way Girl' will hit shelves on October 11, 2016.
I am exposing myself and it is just very, very scary and there were a couple times where I almost backed out, where I'm just going to write them their check and say, 'I just don't want to do it.' And it was my beautiful makeup artist, Ashunta Sheriff, who re-calibrated me and focused on me on why I decided to write the book. People find my life inspiring. And, as an artist, that's what you should do: inspire people. ... A little around-the-way girl from the hood was able to dream because of all the people who came before me, and weren't afraid to dream and weren't afraid to go out and do it: the Lucille Balls, the Bette Davises, the Phylicia Rashads, the Debbie Allens, the Diahann Carrolls. The list goes on and on. If I didn't have them to look at, who knows that I could even dream, or make them come true?
Taraji also stars in the upcoming movie 'Hidden Figures'. The film also stars Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monáe, Kevin Costner, Kirsten Dunst, and Jim Parsons; is about 3 black women who helped NASA orbit the Earth. The traileer which was released two days ago can be seen below.
Taraji was interviewed by Associated Press. More can be read here
Fiming for 'Hidden Figures' started in March and is scheduled to be released on January 13, 2017, by Fox 2000 Pictures.
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