“I Don’t Understand Hating Another Woman” Taraji Talks Unwavering Commitment To Sisterhood

December 6, 2017  |  

Taraji P. Henson is looking like a whole variety appetizer in the latest issue of IRIS Covet book in which the actress goes from sexy, blonde bombshell to fierce natural beauty with the turn of the page. Henson was interviewed by Pam Grier for the feature in honor of her role in the upcoming action flick, Proud Mary, and during the chat, the 47-year-old talked about her love of other women and sisterhood.

“My mother was one of five sisters, so I grew up watching sisterhood,” she said. “I’m real tight with all of my cousins. We never snitched on each other. We all got in trouble together, and we all went down together. We learned that from our mothers, watching them and how close they are. So, of course I’m going to be like that with other women. I don’t understand hating another woman. We go through so much as women. Why am I, another woman, going to add to the stresses that women already have? Why would I do that?

“I’ve always been a big supporter of women, even before I got into the industry. I just think overall that needs to be the narrative. Not just in the industry, but in the world, because art imitates life. If we’re artists, then we need to be setting examples for the world. That’s how I was raised, that’s all I know.”

Henson, who is arguably in her professional prime at an age when most people would incorrectly say she’s too old, also talked about her perseverance in the entertainment industry, stressing, “Whatever your dream is, don’t let anyone deter you. Keep focused on your bigger picture, stay in your lane, do not compare yourself, put in the work, do unto others as you would have them do unto you, and don’t take no sh-t!”

Check out all of the actresses looks on the next few pages.

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