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Taraji P. Henson & Tracy Morgan Premiere 'What Men Want' in LA!

Taraji P. Henson looked stunning while stepping out for the premiere of What Men Want!

The 48-year-old actress hit the red carpet at the event on Monday evening (January 28) at the Regency Village Theatre in Los Angeles.

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Taraji was also joined by her co-stars Tracy Morgan, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Will Packer and Auston Jon Moore.

They were also joined by their cast mates Erykah Badu, Max Greenfield, Josh Brener, Aldis Hodge, Kellan Lutz, Tamala Jones and Phoebe Robinson as well as director Adam Shankman.

They also got support from Kelly Rowland and Mary J. Blige.

What Men Want follows a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, she looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar.

The film is set to hit theaters on February 8th.

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Taraji P. Henson Gets Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame, Shares Cute Kisses with Fiance Kelvin Hayden

Taraji P. Henson shares a kiss with her fiance Kelvin Hayden while receiving a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday afternoon (January 28) in Hollywood.

The 48-year-old Oscar-nominated actress received the star in celebration of her upcoming comedy film What Men Went.

Taraji‘s friends Mary J. Blige and John Singleton both spoke during the ceremony!

Taraji just gave an update on her wedding plans with Kelvin, a former football player. She told Extra that they “don’t have an actual date, date yet.”

“He’s just so beautiful… He’s like, ‘Baby, whenever you’re ready.’… We live together, we’re pretty much married,” she said. “He looked at my hand the other day, he was like, ‘I’m ready for my ring.’”

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Taraji P. Henson Opens Up About Her Toughest Role Ever

Taraji P. Henson looks stunning in a shot from Playboy‘s Winter 2019 issue, available now.

Here’s what the 48-year-old actress had to share with the mag:

On if she’s ready for her upcoming wedding to Kelvin Hayden: “I’m still learning how to be ready. Every day I’m learning how to be better in a relationship. I just found out, in our therapy sessions, that men have fewer words than women. I didn’t know that. They run out of words. Because women are emotional, we want to talk through everything. Of course we have more words; we’re the communicators. Kelvin, he thinks he’s a comedian. Anytime we’re in a disagreement or I’m like, ‘We need to talk about this,’ he’ll look at me and say, ‘Baby, I done ran out of words.’ He’s joking, but I’m starting to accept that it’s true.

On moving to LA with her infant son after college: “In your 20s, you’re not scared. You feel invincible. I was an artist with a dream, and now that I was a mother I felt like it was do or die. Being a parent is what kept me focused. I didn’t go to the clubs, even though they say that’s how you’re supposed to network. I have common sense, and nothing about that seemed right to me. What networking happens at a club where people are inebriated? Tell me, what contracts are being signed? That’s stupid. I knew what I had to offer; I just had to find somebody to hear me. Anytime I felt scared, I’d call my dad.”

On her toughest role ever: “I can already tell that the hardest one I’ll ever do is playing Emmett Till’s mother, and I haven’t even finished reading the script yet. John Singleton wrote it, and it’s just brutal. Every page is making me ugly-face cry. What’s so daunting is you know the outcome. The way John has magically and beautifully written his story, you get to know this kid, and that makes it worse. Why did they have to do this to a child? What threat was he that they had to mutilate him like that? What’s so hard is that it gets me thinking about Trayvon Martin and Michael Brown and that nine-year-old kid in Brooklyn a white woman accused of touching her ass. That’s what got Emmett Till killed! We’re in 2018 and that shit is still happening. I don’t know if people are ready for this movie. I don’t even know if I am.”

For more from Taraji, visit Playboy.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Hosts 'What Men Want' Screening in Atlanta!

Taraji P. Henson is giving fans a sneak peek of her new movie What Men Want!

The 48-year-old actress hosted a screening of her upcoming flick on Friday (January 18) at Regal Atlantic Station in Atlanta, Ga.

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She was joined by her co-stars Will Packer and Auston Jon Moore as well as producer James Lopez.

What Men Want follows a successful sports agent who’s constantly boxed out by her male colleagues until she gains the ability to hear men’s thoughts. With her newfound power, she looks to outsmart her colleagues as she races to sign the next basketball superstar.

The film is set to hit theaters on February 8th.

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Taraji P. Henson Gets Candid About the Low Fees Some Studios Offer Her for Roles

Taraji P. Henson is on the latest cover of PorterEdit, out now.

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

On being denied the $500,000 fee for The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, despite her co-stars reportedly earning tens of millions: “I didn’t even ask for one million. But I had to see the bigger picture and bite that bullet. I knew that if I kept my ego in check I would get the victory. That performance was undeniable. I turned in an Academy-worthy f–king performance. And what did they say? ‘We shoulda paid her.’”

On the low fees that some studios still offer her for roles: “‘They wanna pay what? Honey, a zero is missing. Tell them to go find it then call me back.’ If you come to Taraji P. Henson, you need to come with that money, because I earned it.”

On wanting to leave TV show Empire on a high: “Like Sex and the City – I wanna go out on top.”

For more from Taraji, visit net-a-porter.com.

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Taraji P. Henson Teams Up with Lord + Taylor for Charity Days!

Taraji P. Henson strikes a pose while attending Lord + Taylor Charity Days event with NAMI at Lord + Taylor on Saturday (January 12) in the Woodfield Mall in Schaumburg, Ill.

The 48-year-old actress hit the stage to speak on mental health and gave fans a chance to snap photos with her in exchange of a purchase of the exclusive #StigmaFree NAMI t-shirt.

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Lord + Taylor, in partnership with NAMI (National Alliance on Mental Illness) created the #StigmaFree t-shirt with 100% of proceeds benefiting the organization and their initiatives to raise awareness, provide support and education to those in need, and advocate to shape public policy on mental health.

Taraji is currently getting ready to release her new film What Men Want, which is set to hit theaters on February 8 – Watch the brand new special look below!


‘What Men Want’ Special Look
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