Taraji P Henson Covers Allure, Talks Not Mixing Business And Pleasure

Smart Cookie: Taraji P Henson Reveals Her College Hustle… And The Reason Why She Doesn’t Slore Around With Co-Stars!

- By Bossip Staff

On Rumors About Her Dating Tyrese Or Other Costars:

“I always wanted to be known for my work. Not who I dated. Not who I slept with…. I have a gift, and my gift is acting,” Henson says. “I started in the business at 26 with a kid, so I was smart enough to know reality from fantasy. I didn’t want to blur the lines. This is a job that I have to do. I cannot get caught up in it. And if I sleep with these guys, why would they want to work with me again?” Why wouldn’t they? “The conquest is up,” she elaborates. “Now I’m just used-up…” she mouths the last word, which, let’s just say, starts with a p.

Henson’s story is one of survival in an industry that both rewards and punishes women who mix work with pleasure. “You have to stay professional. It is a business,” she says. “I’m not letting no knucklehead dude come between my hard work and my money.”

See now this is a woman who has the right idea about work. Gotta love the fact that she dropped the P word in front of Allure though, riiiight?

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