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Taraji P. Henson Tells Jimmy Fallon Why Portraying Hit Woman in 'Proud Mary' is Important for Women in Film!

Taraji P. Henson Tells Jimmy Fallon Why Portraying Hit Woman in 'Proud Mary' is Important for Women in Film!

Taraji P. Henson shows off her new adorable French Bulldog puppy K-Ball while making an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon on Monday (January 8) in New York City.

The 47-year-old actress also talked to Jimmy about her five amazing chili recipes and explains why portraying a hit woman in her upcoming movie Proud Mary is important for women in film.

“This is a role I dreamt of. I kept throwing little subliminal hints on Instagram out there to DC, Marvel comics and all them but nothing ever panned out so I created my own,” Taraji expressed. “I executive produced this as well.”

“The reason I had to do this film is because usually women, after we reach 40, they send us out to pasture,” Taraji joked. “She’s not ready to go out to pasture. My point is that we see men of all ages and over 40 always get these heroic roles. Why don’t you see women like this? All of my friends in the industry look amazing and they’re quite athletic. Why aren’t we all in films like this every year?”

Taraji P. Henson Proves Actresses Over 40 Are Action Heroes

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Preen by Thornton Bregazzi black dress.

Click inside to watch the rest of Taraji P. Henson’s appearance on The Tonight Show…

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