WOW! Taraji P. Henson Makes Shocking Confession About Her ‘Hidden Figures’ Role
Taraji P. Henson has been a major topic of discussion over the past few weeks. The famed Empire actress is turning heads because of her stellar performance in the highly lauded film, Hidden Figures. During a recent discussion on The Talk, Taraji opened up about the film and her pivotal role. But, she also made a shocking confession about her portrayal of the African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson.
The Disheartening Truth:
Taraji revealed she was hurt after reading the script for the role. She explained how the script shed light on the disadvantages women faced as a result of existing in a male-dominant world.
“I was hurt because growing up as a young girl there was an understanding that math and science were for boys, so I immediately, I felt like a dream had been stolen from me,” she said. “After I got the script, I was like, ‘Wow, that’s horrible.’ Because what if I was allowed to dream to be a rocket scientist. Who knows where my life would be.”
Not only does the film has an exceptionally powerful statement, but Taraji also made it her personal mission to ensure her role inspires young girls and offers a different outlook on life, their futures, and the importance of “a beautiful mind.”
“I made it my mission to be a part of this film because I didn’t want another girl to ever believe that her brain cannot understand numbers and rocket science,” she said. “If a boy can do it, you can do it too. A brilliant mind does not have a color or a gender.”
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