[Watch] Empire superstar Taraji P. Henson on the 947 Breakfast Club

581 days ago

The 947 Breakfast Club hosted Empire's superstar Taraji P. Henson on the show. Taraji landed in SA and had to make the 947 Breakfast Club her first stop!

DUring the interview, Anele and Taraji chatted about Hidden Figures - a movie Taraji chatted about when she was last on the 947 Breakfast Club.

The last time you were here, you spoke about Hidden Figures, but you were just by-the-by about it and it tuend out to be the biggest movie of the year, in my opinion.


I don't like to count my chickens before they hatch. I know what's in the script and the talent that was brought to the project. I didn't want to hype it up and then it's a flop... then the conversation would have been very different when I came back (laughs).

Taraji P. Henson

Taraji's latest project is What Men Want, which comes out in February 2019.What Men Want is a comedy, something Taraji is excited about, after playing a lot of serious roles on screen.

It's a comedy... _finally!_

Taraji P. Henson

According to IMDb: A woman is boxed out by the male sports agents in her profession, but gains an unexpected edge over them when she develops the ability to hear their thoughts.

Here's the trailer...

Chatting about her meeting with Michelle Obama...

It's crazy that Michelle Obama was waiting for me.

Taraji P. Henson

Who else was Taraji shocked to find out that they know about her and hern career...

[James Earl Jones. ](https://www.wikiwand.com/en/James_Earl_Jones)He called me. He beckoned me. He said, your eyes, they're so intense.

Taraji P. Henson

Susan Sarandon, Meryl Streep... Anytime anybody that I acknowledge and admire knows my work, I'm ready to passt out.

Taraji P. Henson

Who is an incredible talent that you feel the need to protect?


Jessie Smollet is extremely talented and he's an incredible talent.

Taraji P. Henson

[WATCH] Empire's Jussie Smollett on 947 with Zweli & Mantsoe

There are some incredible moments during the interview.

One of them is Taraji singing along to DeBarge's All This Love.

Taraji sang this song in the seventh grade and during her performance she realised that she wanted to be in show business.

And this is the reason the world has Taraji P. Henson. Mount talent and she just erupts all the time. You are such a blessing to everyone, please don't stop any of that. You must be 98 and still like this.


Never, I'm too old to change!

Taraji P. Henson

We had the most amazing time with Taraji. A beautiful, talented and humble human being with so much love and energy to share with the world.

Thank you, Taraji!

Well done to the 947 Breakfast Club for an absolutely incredible interview!

Listen to, and download, the podcast of the interview with Taraji P. Henson...

They’re full of laughs, loud and impossible not to love. In fact, you’re going to be obsessed with them. They’re the 947 Breakfast Club, and you’re more than welcome to join the club every Monday to Friday from 06:00 to 09:00. Every morning Anele, Frankie, Thembekile, Alex and Cindy will give Joburg a wakeup call and a massive dose of madness that will make sure you have one insane start to the day. Follow @947BClub.

Listen to more audio from the 947 Breakfast Club



Recently heard on air

Lizzo - Good as Hell (feat. Ariana Grande) [Remix]

ON AIR 947 Breakfast Club NOW PLAYING Lizzo - Good as Hell (feat. Ariana Grande) [Remix]
Recently played