Taraji P. Henson’s next chapter

Shonda McClain | 12/5/2013, 11:34 a.m.
So, what is next for actress Taraji P. Henson?
Taraji P. Henson

So, what is next for actress Taraji P. Henson?

After two and a half seasons on CBS’ hit drama “Person of Interest,” Henson’s character, tough cop Joss Carter, went out with a bang. Yes, she was killed off — in dramatic fashion.

Henson said when she found out her character was going to die, it was “sad.”

“You portray a character for so long, you care about her and her life,” she told Entertainment Weekly. “But art imitates life—it comes to an end unexpectedly. It was bittersweet, because I enjoyed portraying Carter. What a strong, powerful woman on television.”

Henson, one of the few Black actresses on a primetime television show, has made a career of portraying strong women, from her breakout role as Yvette in the cult classic “Babyboy” to her Academy Award nominated turn as Queenie in “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.”

The talented actress has three films in the works, including the sequel to the hit comedy, “Think Like A Man” and the movie “No Good Deed,” scheduled for release in 2014. She is also rumored to portray Tammi Terrell in the James Brown biopic, “Get on Up.”

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