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Taraji P. Henson Wants People to Stop Using 'Twitter Fingers' - Watch Here

Taraji P. Henson is sharing the message behind her new movie.

The 48-year-old Empire actress recently stopped by The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon to promote her new movie The Best of Enemies.

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While she was there, Taraji revealed what she thinks is the main message she wants viewers to get out of the film.

“We need to listen to each other.And when I say listen,’ not to respond or react, but listen for understanding,” Taraji shares. “And I think sometimes you’re not going to like the person who’s talking, but in order for us to get anywhere and to get on the right side of history, we have to sit down and stop with the Twitter fingers. People get very bold behind a screen and they would never say the things they’re tip tapping on that keyboard when they’re sitting in front of a person.”

The Best of Enemies is out in theaters now.

Check out Taraji‘s interview…

Taraji P. Henson Talks Mental Health in the Black Community During Variety's Power Of Women Speech (Video)

Honoree Taraji P. Henson is all smiles at Variety’s Power Of Women: New York event!

The 48-year-old Empire actress looked chic at the event, presented by Lifetime, at Cipriani Midtown on Friday (April 5) in New York City.

She was joined by fellow honorees Kacey Musgraves, Bette Midler, and Christiane Amanpour.

Presenters included CBS This Morning‘s Gayle King, Gloria Bell actress Julianne Moore, and The Tonight Show host Jimmy Fallon (wearing some interesting tiny props on his fingers). The Daily Show comedian Michelle Wolf hosted the event.

Also in attendance were Bethenny & Fredrik‘s Bethenny Frankel, journalist Carole Radziwill, “Babe” singer Jennifer Nettles, Freak Show actress Trudie Styler, and Ashley Graham, who had fun with fellow model Gigi Hadid while inside.

Taraji was brought to tears during her speech while discussing mental health in the black community. Watch it below! (See Gigi‘s speech here.)

Audi was a premiere sponsor of the event, and the official wine partner was JNSQ. Additional sponsors included Shea Moisture, iHeart Media, and Icelandic Glacial.

FYI: Taraji is wearing Off-White with Sergio Rossi shoes. Kacey is wearing a Calvin Klein 205W39NYC dress and clutch, Stuart Weitzman shoes, and Irene Neuwirth jewels. Julianne is wearing Chloe. Ashley is wearing Cushnie with a Lala Lexa clutch.

25+ pictures inside of Taraji P. Henson and more at the event… More Here! »

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Taraji P. Henson & Sam Rockwell Step Out for 'The Best of Enemies' Premiere

Taraji P. Henson sparkles in a navy dress at the premiere of The Best of Enemies on Thursday night (April 4) at the AMC Loews Lincoln Square in New York City.

The 48-year-old actress was joined on the red carpet by her co-star Sam Rockwell, who sported an olive-colored suit for the premiere.

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Fellow costars at the premiere included Anne Heche, Babou Ceesay, and Caitlin Mehner along with producer Danny Strong.

The Best of Enemies hits theaters on Friday, April 5. Watch the trailer here.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a Philosophy di Lorenzo Serafini dress.

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Jussie Smollett Is Returning to 'Empire,' Taraji P. Henson Says

Taraji P. Henson is opening up about Jussie Smollett‘s case and his return to their series Empire.

The Oscar-nominated actress spoke out while promoting her new movie The Best of Enemies during an interview on The View.

“I talk to Jussie all the time, and he’s doing well. We’re all doing well,” Taraji said. “The show is doing well. We’re on hiatus right now. The writers are trying to figure out what the next season is going to look like, what our storyline is going to be. They’re trying to drum up some really good juicy stuff for you guys.”

When asked if Jussie will be back for season six, assuming the show gets renewed, she said, Yes, I haven’t heard anything else.”

Pictured inside: Taraji leaving the Good Morning America studios after an interview on Thursday morning (April 4) in New York City.

FYI: Taraji is wearing a St. John top and skirt at GMA.

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Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Her Mental Health & Stigma of Mental Illness in the Black Community

Taraji P. Henson is on the cover of Variety‘s Power of Women issue, out now.

Bette Midler and Christiane Amanpour also star on separate covers of the issue.

Here’s what the 48-year-old Empire actress had to say…

On stigma surrounding mental illness in the black community: ”We’re walking around broken, wounded and hurt, and we don’t think it’s OK to talk about it. We don’t talk about it at home. It’s shunned. It’s something that makes you look weak. We’re told to pray it away. Everyone was always asking me, ‘Do you have a charity?’ Well, dammit, this is going to be my calling, because I’m sick of this. People are killing themselves. People are numbing out on drugs. Not everything is fixed with a pill.”

On her own struggles with mental health: ”I suffer from depression. My anxiety is kicking up even more every day, and I’ve never really dealt with anxiety like that. It’s something new.”

On fame and being a normal person: “It was fun at first, but the older I get, the more private I want to be. I think there’s a misconception with people in the limelight that we have it all together, and because we have money now and are living out our dreams, everything is fine. That’s not the case. When they yell ‘Cut’ and ‘That’s a wrap,’ I go home to very serious problems. I’m still a real human.”

For more from Taraji, head to Variety.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Reacts to Jussie Smollett's Charges Being Dropped

Taraji P. Henson is reacting to the news that her Empire co-star Jussie Smollett had all charges against him dropped amid allegations that he staged a hate crime.

“I’m happy that the truth has finally been set free, because I knew it all along. We’re all happy for him, and thank God the truth prevailed,” Taraji told USA Today.

Taraji added that she always believed him “because I know him and I know his track record. I’m not going to jump on clickbait just because someone says something derogatory about a person I know and love. I’m not easily swayed like that. Those little clickbait (reports) weren’t enough to deter me from his immaculate track record. I know the type of activism this young man does in his community, I know that he’s a giver – he’s not an attention-seeker.”

“When I know someone, there’s nothing you can say to make me flip on them, and that’s what we miss in this world. We need people that stand by us. Whatever happened to that? Why are we so easy to believe strangers over people we know?” Taraji added.

The prosecutor in Jussie‘s case just made the shocking statement that he still believes he is guilty of the crime.