Taraji Henson looks sleek and chic on the cover of the November 2015 issue of Essence Magazine. In the accompanying interview, Henson talked the importance of recognizing acting as a craft.
Ever since her role as Cookie on Empire catapulted her into mainstream fame, actress Taraji P. Henson has made it a point to use her newly found platform thoughtfully and responsibly. She’s also been dropping some knowledge for the next generation of actors. Henson, who is a classically trained actress, recently shared her thoughts about the current climate for emerging entertainers.
“These kids are thinking they can do reality TV and come and do this craft that I studied, sweated and grinded,” says Henson. “People forget it’s a craft because it’s so pop now…Can they make me believe the words coming out of their mouth?”
The issue hits newsstands this Friday.