Taraji P. Henson Covers Essence Magazine. Talks The Importance of Recognizing Acting as a Craft.

Taraji P. Henson Essence Magazine November 2015

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?”

Taraji P. Henson Essence Magazine November 2015

The issue hits newsstands this Friday.