Taraji P. Henson’s new movie “No Good Deed” opens up this month and she’s making her rounds promoting the film. Although she has an impressive acting resume, Henson says she’s still selective when it comes to her films, and Hollywood still doesn’t know what to do with her.
During a recent appearance on HuffPost Live where she explained why she will never shy away from starring in independent films.
“It’s never about the money for me. It’s about the craft of acting, and that’s what I love to do,” she stated to Marc Lamont Hill. “I figure if I keep proving how good I am the money will come. And that’s actually what has been happening in my career. It doesn’t matter if it’s a low budget, an independent, I will still do an independent film today. Because to me those are the most exciting roles, the most challenging, because they’re not the Hollywood wrapped up, sewed up at the end, all perfect endings. So I really lean, still, towards the films that don’t have big budgets.”
Henson also said that Hollywood still doesn’t realize her money earning potential. “I don’t think a lot of the executives get me. And I think a lot of times studios, they don’t know or really realize that I actually have a box office draw… they’ll see.”
Taraji is also on the latest cover of EBONY – make sure to pick up the issue on newsstands now!
Check out her interview below: