Taraji P. Henson’s highly anticipated film, What Men Want, has finally hit theaters today [February 8, 2019]. In an interview with Essence, Henson explained why exactly she chose this role and how it symbolizes much more than what it may initially seem.
What Men Want tackles workplace inequality just as well as the #MeToo and Times Up Movement. Taraji explained, “This is another opportunity for me to change a perspective of us, women of color, or to change a heart, or to change something negative to a positive.”
She went on to state, “I’m an artist. I’m not a political person so I like to attack issues through art, so it’s the projects I pick, they’re timely.”