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Taraji P. Henson Says ‘The Color Purple’ Team Gave Them Rental Cars To Get To Set

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Taraji P. Henson Says ‘The Color Purple’ Team Gave Them Rental Cars To Get To Set

Taraji P. Henson was going through it while she was down in Atlanta working on ‘The Color Purple’ movie. The actress sat down for an exclusive interview with The NY Times and opened up about how production gave them cars to drive to work Chile!

“They gave us rental cars, and I was like, “I can’t drive myself to set in Atlanta.” This is insurance liability, it’s dangerous.”

She continued, “now they robbing people. What do I look like, taking myself to work by myself in a rental car? So I was like, “Can I get a driver or security to take me?” I’m not asking for the moon. They’re like, “Well, if we do it for you, we got to do it for everybody.” Well, do it for everybody!”

Taraji was speaking about the different stuff she had to fight for.

“It’s stuff like that, stuff I shouldn’t have to fight for. I was on the set of “Empire” fighting for trailers that wasn’t infested with bugs.”

Henson has had an extensive career in television. From 2011 to 2013, she co-starred as Joss Carter in the CBS drama series Person of Interest. From 2015 to 2020, she starred as Cookie Lyon in the Fox drama series Empire, for which she won the Golden Globe Award for Best Actress – Television Series Drama and was nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards in 2015 and 2016.

Her other Emmy-nominated roles were for the Lifetime movie Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story (2011) and for her guest role in the ABC sitcom Abbott Elementary (2023).

In 2016, Time named Henson one of the 100 most influential people in the world. Later that year, she released a New York Times best selling autobiography titled Around the Way Girl. In 2019, she received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.

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