Taraji P Henson talks about being missed for a Golden Globe nomination for his function in “The Shade Purple.”
In a latest unique interview with VIBE, Henson, who portrayed Shug Avery within the musical adaptation of the 1985 movie, expressed his emotions in regards to the omission.
“I’ve a special concept of awards. The persons are my awards,” admitted Henson. “The reactions and the lives which were modified with my reward, my expertise, no matter story I’ve touched or informed – that is my prize. Trophies … sure, we wish to carry one another up, and I’m honored and I’m I'm at all times grateful after I'm acknowledged by my friends, however that's not what drives me.”
She added: “I didn't come to Hollywood to chase awards. I got here to Hollywood to chase folks's hearts and alter folks's minds and the notion of teams of people that seem like me. That's what's most vital.” extra vital to me than something.”
Having already been affectionately labeled as a 'information' and 'voice field' on set by Danielle Brooks, Henson revealed that Fantasia additionally referred to her as her 'stay Oscar'.
“This right here means extra to me than any synthetic trophy,” he added. “That is no disrespect to the Academy. I like the Academy. I'm part of the Academy. I vote, I take part, and that's why I can inspire folks. As a result of actually, I don't even perceive how one can decide artwork. However it's a part of the business and I'm a part of the business.”
All through the movie press, Henson brazenly shared his experiences, not solely in the course of the filming of The Shade Purple, but additionally from earlier than. Her outspoken stance on wage fairness for black actresses and the necessity for equal respect and advantages on set has received her the assist of different Hollywood stars.