We are just gorging on this Taraji P. Henson feast lately!
We hope it never ends!
The Empire star recently covered Essence looking absolutely divine, and now she's made a totally unprecedented appearance in CR Fashion Book, baring her soul by letting us see her real hair!
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The 45-year-old reveals that she relies on wigs and extensions while her real hair is styled in cornrows most of the time, and it wasn't easy for her to show this side of her.
"I wear wigs a lot, especially for photo shoots. I have this girl Kendra who braids my hair. She braids so intricately, so beautifully. So I'm trying on the clothes and the silk scarf I have on my head slips off, and I say, "Hey, look at my cornrows, aren't they beautiful?" Bruce Weber is standing there and he goes, "We'll shoot that." And I go,"What? We'll shoot what?" And he says, "We'll shoot your hair just like that, it's beautiful." And part of me was like, No, no, no, NO! This is the hair no one is supposed to see. This is like behind-closed-doors hair. I feel naked. I feel like a plucked chicken…or a wet one. A baby chicken! But Bruce says to me, "It's not about the hair, it's your face." So I just decided to trust the artist's vision. As an actress that's what we do. We are vulnerable every time we put our art out there. Underneath that hair is my soul, and it's me, it's mine."
Taraji also addresses her recent success:
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