#WCW: Taraji P. Henson Stunts For The Camera In Vogue Italia & Talks Single Motherhood, Idris Elba, Black Actresses And More

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Taraji Henson Vogue Italia Photo Shoot Pictures

Academy-Award nominated Hollyweird banger Taraji P. Henson already made waves with her red hot Upscale Magazine photos earlier this month, and now she’s taken her talents to the likes of Vogue Italia.

Heavy on the promo trail for her latest film “From The Rough,” Taraji also chatted with Vogue Italia about her most challenging movie role, coupling up on camera with Idris Elba, single motherhood and more.   Check out a few excerpts from her interview below.

via Vogue Italia

What is the most challenging aspect of being an actress?
The most challenging aspect of being an actress is being a single mother while navigating my career. I am a mother first.

What has been your most challenging role to date and why?
The most challenging role was that of Queenie in The Curious case of Benjamin Button because of the challenges of the aging process. My Mom Bernice and my Grandmother Patsy were my inspirations.

What did you study at Howard University?
I am a proud graduate of Howard University where I majored in Theatre Arts.

What changes have you seen for actresses of color in the industry over the past 5-10 years?
In the last 10 years I have seen more opportunities for actresses of color but there is still a long way to go.

Hit the flip to check out more photos from Taraji’s flawless photoshoot, as well as what she had to say about coupling up on camera with man-candy Idris Elba, her style icons and what changes she’d like to see for black actresses in Hollywood.

What changes would you like to see [for actresses of color]?
I would like to see films that mimic my everyday life and those of my friends. I would like casting to reflect all of the nationalities and all of the colors that make up our lives.

How was it working with Idris Elba?
Working with Idris Elba is so terrible because he’s so hard to look at !!! Idris is a wonderful human being. We have great chemistry and have become the closest of pals. He flew from London to see my play in Los Angeles.

We truly support each other and I’m so excited about our movie coming out in September No Good Deed.

What does your beauty regime look like?
It’s important to keep my hair healthy and strong so I wrap it every night. I give my face a rest from make-up when I can. I make sure I wash my face every night before bed and moisturize, moisturize, moisturize.

Who are your style icons?
My style icons are Diana Ross, Cher and Cate Blanchett

Will you be checking out Taraji in “From The Rough” when it hits theaters? Either way, you’ll definitely want to keep turning to check out the rest of the pics from her stunning Vogue Italia shoot!

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