In a recent interview she granted New York Times, Taraji P. Henson talks about her upcoming work, Proud Mary – in which she plays an assassin who discovers a maternal instinct.
The Empire star also revealed how she longs to play a ‘man’ and a marvel superhero.
On being stereotyped:
‘I don’t like to repeat characters, I’m an artist to the bone.’
On the roles she looks forward to playing:
‘I would love to be a Marvel superhero. I’m dying to get into some comedy. I think I’m a stronger comedic actress than a dramatic actress. You guys just fell for the drama side. I haven’t played a superhero yet, I haven’t played a psycho character yet, and I want to play a man, like I want to really disappear. I have so much to do.’
On her on-set chemistry with Terrence Howard in EMPIRE:
‘A lot of it is just me and Terrence. The producers and writers let us go, because when it’s natural, you can’t write it. They give us the skeleton, the bones, some of the meat. We add the gravy, the stuff that makes it taste better,’ she said.
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