Taraji P. Henson For Ebony Magazine

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Not only is actress Taraji P. Henson building a Hollywood empire, but she’s also gracing the cover of these magazines left-to-right. Last week, she covered Rolling Out mag here and she covered Vogue Italia here.

Here new film, No Good Deed arrives in theaters this Friday (September 12).

In the film, the Oscar nominee “plays an Atlanta housewife living a quiet suburban life with her husband and two kids. She finds herself in a deadly cat and mouse game on a stormy night with an escaped killer named Colin, played by Idris Elba.”

The Washington D.C. native and Howard University alumni is covering the October 2014 issue of Ebony magazine.

Inside, she talks about fixing her body in five years, No. 1 guilty pleasure, her No Good Deed character, best advice she ever received and being treated like a D-list actress. Below are some highlights:

What body part will you have to fix in five years?
My stomach. I get it from my mom, who had to get a tummy tuck because she didn’t exercise. I try to work out at least five days a week. But if it reaches the point where I am not satisfied, I’m just going to be like, “Can you suck this out of me? Thanks!”

What’s your No. 1 guilty pleasure?
Watching ratchet, ratchet television—like any of the Real Housewives shows, especially when they were fighting and a girl got her weave snatched out—that is my guilty pleasure. Sometimes, I’ll just sit in front of the TV, screaming, “Ratchet, ratchet, ratchet! Where’s the ratchet TV?”

What’s the last thing you used your celeb status to get?
To get my fat ass into a restaurant. If someone tells me there’s a wait, I’ll walk right to the front of the line like, “I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let’s work this out.”

On her No Good Deed character

“It’s a real girl-power film; she never stops fighting. It delivers the message that you don’t ever have to become the victim.”

On the best advice she’s ever received
“My dad always told me to get from around those who have the same problem and get around people who have a solution.”

On her career
“I’m still treated like I’m on the D-list. I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved.”

“When people tell me no, I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow.”


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