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Taraji P. Henson talks about her role in “Benjamin Button”:
In Benjamin Button, which hits theaters nationwide on Christmas Day, she stars as Brad Pitt’s aging mother, a central role that has industry gums flapping. “She’s in a movie that people are saying is an Oscar contender and could be one of the most successful films of the year,” says Sanaa Lathan, her friend and co-star in Tyler Perry’s recent The Family That Preys (Lionsgate).
Director John Singleton, who has worked often with Henson, goes a step further: “They say she’s in Oscar contention.” But Henson demurs. “I really don’t like to think about the Oscars, because I’ve been hearing that since my very first movie, Baby Boy,” she says, aglow in a green and white zebra-striped Veronica M. sundress and sparkly metallic flip-flops. “If God sees it in my future to win, then that’s incredible because that means I’ve touched that many people. But I can’t think about it. What if it doesn’t happen? I leave it up to the stars.”
She can sit there and act cool, but we ain’t. We love Taraji and can’t wait to see her walk across that stage to accept her award. How do Bossip folk feel about the Oscar talk surrounding her role in “Benjamin Button”?