Never a dull moment when the cameras are on Taraji P. Henson. Add in a larger-than-life personality like Wendy Williams and it’s double the fun, double the realness.
The Oscar nominee is in promotion mode for her upcoming film From the Rough. She sat down with Williams, but before chatting about her lead role she let us in on a little secret: American men aren’t doing it for her right now.
“I’m dating. The thing is is that I’m done — I can’t say that I’m done totally with American men, but I’m very excited about my finds over... [Wendy: In Europe where the Counts are?] You know what it is? I think there’s a cultural difference with men from other countries. They are not as bitter and jaded and closed up as a lot of the men here. I’m not saying all men. I can’t say that I’m done with American men. I’ll never say that.”
That was her way of saying she’s down with the (international) swirl. Single and ready to mingle.
The Howard University trained actress let all the glamour go for her makeup-less role.
“I’m not afraid to take off the makeup,” she said. “You gotta make these characters live and I can’t be Taraji. I have to become the character.”
The Upscale cover star urges people to support her new film based on a true story about a female golf coach who led her team to a NCAA division one championship. The late Michael Clarke Duncan and Tom Felton co-star in the film.
“Please support it,” she urges the audience. “Because if not, movies starring African-American women, you won’t see them.”
From the Rough hits theaters April 25.
(Photo: the Wendy Williams Show, Debmar/Mercury Productions)