Saturday, May 23, 2009


Beautiful actress Taraji Henson is featured on the cover of the latest issue of Monarch magazine. In her cover story, the actress talked about the highs and lows of being an Academy-nominated actress as well as the joys of being a hands-on mother to her 14-year-old teenage son, Marcell.

TARAJI ON ACTING: “Acting is so much more than just looking cute in front of a camera. I don’t judge characters because they are based on real people and there is a reason why that person is the way they are. Honestly, if you think about it, no woman wakes up and aspires to be a whore. But, because of life’s circumstances they have ended up that way. Regardless, it is my job as an actress to portray that role, not judge it. I know several actresses who have been locked into a certain type of role because directors think that is all they can do. I think that is BS … I know I can do anything. Acting is my craft; it’s what I studied and what I do. Just give me a dialect coach like they give to other actresses and I will have you believing anything.”

TARAJI ON BEING THE COOLEST MOTHER ON EARTH: “I am very hands-on and I want to make sure my son has the energy he needs to go off to school and have a productive day. I don’t have an assistant. It’s all me. Taking care of my son is my number-one priority. It seems like my baby has grown up so quickly and I just want to cherish the time I have left with him before he goes away to college. I am already saddened by the fact that I only have a few years left....Honestly, I have done a hell of a job as a single mother and Marcell is an incredible kid. I believe children are closest to God's heart, like little angels, and because I take good care of him that's why I'm so blessed.”

Below check out pics from Taraji's photoshoot. The actress is decked out in haute couture gowns from Kevan Hall, Michael Kors and ISSA London.


Also, Taraji's home, a Spanish style bungalow, was featured in a previous issue of Monarch magazine last fall. I wanted to post these back then, but I got a little bit lazy! Anyhoo, Taraji says most of her time is spent at home rather than out and about. Taraji takes pride in her home and prefers to relax there. “I love my house and I have done a lot of work to make it my own. It is so serene. My home is my sanctuary and I try to spend as much time as possible there.”


1 Comment:

Mello said...

Damn Taraj is fine as hell in dem pix!

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