Taraji P. Henson Says She Has To Take Fiance Into Consideration When Filming Love Scenes Now
Taraji P. Henson and her man Kelvin Hayden may have been together for about three years now, but ever since he put a ring on it last year, she’s been trying to keep him in mind when it comes to the love scenes she does in her films and on TV. The 48-year-old actress shared while promoting her new film, What Men Want, which reportedly has a few steamy scenes, that these days, it feels “weird” to kiss other men when she has to go home and kiss her soon-to-be husband.
“Well they weren’t uncomfortable prior to me getting engaged. Now it’s like, ‘Mmmm, you know, I feel weird kissing on you and then going home and kissing [Kelvin],'” she told EXTRA‘s Tanika Ray. “That’s weird.”
The Empire star said she gives her man a heads up and goes about the scenes differently these days. With them being public now, and Hayden accompanying her to premieres, she doesn’t want him to be caught off guard.
“I have to take him into consideration,” she said. He’s new to all this. He’s not in the industry, it’s not his world. So I get ahead of these scenes. I tell him so when he goes to the premiere he’s not like, ‘Oh! Oh!'”
Sounds like Henson has had a change of heart about how she wants to go about relationships as a famous actress. In 2017, before opening up about her relationship with the former NFL player, the star said she had no time to try and make a man understand anything about how things are done in her very hectic life.
“I would love to [be in a relationship] but he has to see how I move and deal with it, because I don’t have time to explain,” she said. “I’ve got work to do.”
Love can make a girl alter her plans.
As for when the couple are planning to tie the knot, Henson previously said a summer wedding was on the horizon, but really, she doesn’t even have a date in mind just yet.
“I don’t have an actual date, date yet. But trust me, when I have that date, you guys will, you will know,” she said.
“And he’s just so beautiful,” Henson added when speaking on Hayden’s patience. “He’s like, ‘Baby, whenever you’re ready.’ We live together. We’re pretty much married. But you know, he looked at my hand the other day, he was like, ‘I’m ready for my ring!'”