Actress Taraji P. Henson is hitting the big screen in the comedy “What Men Want.”
View this post on Instagram
There she is!!! Heyyy #tarajiphenson She’s a boss and did her thing on this film as both the 🌟 and a producer!! Making big moves!! This movie could have been cheesy right?? #whatmenwant shiiiii they don’t even know what they want. But it’s delicious and I’m not JUST talking about @aldis_hodge fine behind!! I laughed from my toes, I took notes and googled her outfits!! Sounds like another #girlsnightout to see this film. Congrats to @willpowerpacker @adamshankman and his #jazzhands Power team!! And wait til you see @erykahbadu cast spells and be her magical self!!! #unicorn for life.
Along with discussing her role in the movie, Taraji also gushed about her engagement with “Extra’s” Tanika Ray.
Taraji and former NFL player Kelvin Hayden have been engaged since May, but they still “don’t have an actual date, date yet.” She previously told Tanika that she was planning for a summer wedding.
She noted, “He’s just so beautiful… He’s like, ‘Baby, whenever you’re ready.’… We live together, we’re pretty much married.” Taraji said, adding, “He looked at my hand the other day, he was like, ‘I’m ready for my ring.’”
In "What Men Want," Henson plays Ali Davis, a woman who is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but who gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear men's thoughts. Taraji has a different outlook on the sexy scenes in the movie since getting engaged. She explained, “I feel weird kissing on you then going home kissing on him.”
She emphasized, “I have to take him into consideration… I get ahead of the scenes so I tell him, so when he goes to the premiere, he’s not like, 'Oh, oh!'”
As for what she learned from the movie, Taraji shared, “I just think men want the same things women want.”
Taraji was more than happy to do a comedy, saying, “I have waited 20-some-odd years to do this… I have been funny in movies, but if it’s not an actual comedy, then sometimes the industry goes, 'She is not a comedic actress.'”
She went on to say, “Until you lead or carry your own comedy, it’s like, okay, they take you seriously as a comedic actress.”