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Taraji P. Henson COVERS "UPSCALE" Magazine's February 2011 Issue And DISHES On Being SNUBBED By "TV Guide" And PLAYING A Bad Girl

Fab actress Taraji P. Henson posed for the February 2011 issue of "UPSCALE" Magazine where she dishes on motherhood, playing a bad girl acting in Think Like A Man, and the challenges she faces as a Black actress. Deets inside.....

Think Like A Man star Taraji P. Henson covers "UPSCALE" and dishes in the magazine about the VERY public snub she received from TV Guide last year, playing a bad girl on film, and the challenges she faces as a mom and actress.  Here are the highlights....

On being a mom first, actress second:

“This Hollywood thing? It’s my job. That’s it. I love it and I worked hard for it. But it by no means defines who I am. When I go home, my family and friends say, ‘I liked your movie. Now can you go was your dishes please?”

On speaking up and not apologetic about the TV Guide incident that snubbed her from the “Person Of Interest” cover story:

“I just stated a fact. And the people spoke. And then CBS pulled the whole cover. I get that all the time. Sometimes I admit I feel like, ‘Can I catch a break?’ That wasn’t the first time it’s happened and it won’t be the last. This was just one time I chose to speak on it.”

On facing fully forward and looking for new challenges:

“Hollywood keeps trying to tell me that black women can’t open a film. I will absolutely prove them wrong before my career is done. I want to stretch my acting muscle and do something completely different. I’d love to play a man. Sounds weird, but I want to do something that make me work hard. Call me kooky, but I always want to go outside my comfort zone.”

On playing a bad girl for the first time in the upcoming ‘Think Like A Man’ film:

“You’ve never seen me play this girl. She’s a bitch. And she’s the pretty girl in the film. I wanted this role so bad. I told the casting folks,’if you don’t let me get that role, I don’t need to be in this movie at all.’ They were thinking about casting a white girl for the role and I said, ‘No. I can do this.’ And then of course, when it’s time to start filming, I freaked out. I said, wait’ Maybe I should play the baby-momma instead….[LOL] I was scared because it’s so different than anything I’ve ever done.”

 

Looking good Taraji!

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I've watched the show several

I've watched the show several times, and I agree that she didn't belong on the cover; the focus is on the dynamic between the male leads, and while another poster said she received a good deal of screen time in last night's episode, most of the time she is a secondary character...and not a very good one at that. She sounds like she is always reading, is unnatural on screen (for this particular project) and it's rather annoying.
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i've never watched the show,

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YBF...Feb 2011 though? Please

YBF...Feb 2011 though? Please tell me that is an error?
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Taraji is STILL talking about

Taraji is STILL talking about TV Guide? She needs to get over herself. Nobody watches that show and nobody reads TV Guide anyway!
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Um they asked her a question

Um they asked her a question which is what they do in interviews and she answered it..It's not like she brought it up hereself hater..And her show is like the number one show On CBS HATER just because you dont watch it does not mean the rest of America does Not..GET A LIFE
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You tell em' Tay Tay!! I

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I think that taraji needs to get over the fact that she wasn't put on tv guide. She's not even a leading character! Good lord girl, get over it
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Do you even watch the show or

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Black folks don't buy that

Black folks don't buy that magazine. It's the demographic they are trying to reach (white women) and I don't think they meant anything personal, it's just business...to them. I can however, understand how Taraji feels. But it's about the dollah!
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Thank you oh so true my parents get the TV guide delivered to their house every week and have been ever since I could remember & I'm 29.. So that means she probably does not have cable or did not grow up with it..Because you dont need the Tv guide if you dont have it!!! lol
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There are 3 main characters

There are 3 main characters in this show and she is one of them and the only woman, so of course she should be in the promo pics. It was the same thing with the Latino guy who was in Reeper. He was one of the main characters and because he's practically black, they completely left him out and put in the white girl instead who didn't have nearly as many scenes as he did.
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