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Melanin Poppin!… Taraji P. Henson Covers Marie Claire Magazine October Issue

Empire star Taraji P. Henson looks absolutely amazing on the cover of Marie Claire Magazine ‘s October Issue.

Having watched the talented actress in a handful of movies with challenging characters we can all agree that we love and admire her versatility.

However, the actress who recently turned 47 says she’s done with “ghetto roles”, at least for now because she doesn’t want to be typecast.

She discusses the legacy she wants to leave behind, dating and how doing her own laundry keeps her normal.

On the legacy she wants to leave:

“I love black people. I love telling stories. I want these little girls to study me like I studied Meryl and Bette Davis and Carol Burnett. I want them to study my work, because I put a lot of work in, a lot of blood, sweat, and tears.”

On dating:

“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. I’ve got work to do.”

On doing her own laundry:

“That keeps me normal. That keeps me feeling like, Yeah, I’m not too Hollywood.

Watch the B.T.S video of the cover shoot:

Check out the cover feature on

Photography: Nicholas Moore | @nicolasmoore
Styling: Elizabeth Stewart | @elizabethstewart1
Hair: Tymothe Wallace | @tymwallacehair
Makeup: Rea Ann Silva | @reaannsilva
Manicure: Emi Kudo | @nailsbyemikudo
Set design: James Dean | @jamiedeanstudio


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