Awwwww! Taraji P. Henson took a break from the big screen, sharing her high-fashion model talent. The 43-year-old Oscar nominee is posing in Vogue Italia. Styled by Jason Rembert, make-up by Ashunta Sheriff and hair by Dante Blandshaw, the spread includes more than eight shots of the DC native. Check out a few excerpts of her interview:
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.
Most challenging role to date:
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.
On what she studied at Howard University:
I am a proud graduate of Howard University where I majored in Theatre Arts.
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.
Changes she’s 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.
My style icons are Diana Ross, Cher and Cate Blanchett.
Check out more photos from her VOGUE spread.