Taraji P. Henson is beautiful, funny and talented, and her résumé is impressive. However, despite these facts, the actress says she still feels she’s being treated like a D-list celeb.
“I’m treated like I’m on the D-list,” Henson told Ebony for its October issue. “I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved.”
But not being acknowledged hasn’t curbed Henson’s ambitions. In fact, it’s quite the opposite.
“When people tell me ‘no,’ I get hyped,” she said. “Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow.”
The No Good Deed actress has, however, gotten recognition from award shows and has won an Emmy for her role in Taken from Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story and an Oscar nomination for her role in the film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. She also has been nominated for three SAG Awards.
However, despite not getting the recognition she thinks she deserves, Henson does admit there are some perks that come with being famous, such as jumping the line!
Henson has revealed that her celeb status helps her, “To get my fat ass into a restaurant. If someone tells me there’s a wait, I’ll walk right to the front of the line like, ‘I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let’s work this out.'”
And while she jokes about her “fat ass,” Henson revealed to the mag that the body part she’d most like to fix in a few years is actually her stomach (although we still think she looks great, and she already has an adult son named Marcel).
“I get it from my mom, who had to get a tummy tuck because she didn’t exercise. I try to work out at least five days a week. But if it reaches the point where I am not satisfied, I’m just going to be like, “Can you suck this out of me? Thanks!”