Taraji P. Henson Cries As She Remembers Being Told ‘Black Women Don’t Do Well Overseas’
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Cookie may be one tough cookie, but Taraji P. Henson still has a soft side. 

In an interview with Glamour (who’s October cover she is absolutely slaying), the actress dished on Empire and the discriminatory comments hurled at her before taking the role. 

“[Last year] we went to Paris and screened the pilot for a thousand people,” she said. “Lee Daniels brought me onstage. The audience stood up on their feet and clapped. I cried because, for so long in Hollywood, I’ve been told that Black women don’t do well overseas, that they can’t open a film overseas. That moment for me was the best moment of my life.

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“That’s better than any trophy, any award, any nomination. You know how they say music can heal the world? I feel that way about art in general.”

A virtual round of applause for all of Taraji’s achievements. We’re super proud of you Ms. Henson!