[Close-Up] Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer & Janelle Monáe Cover ‘Essence’ February 2017

Octavia Spencer, Janelle Monae, Taraji P. Henson

Photo Credit: Warwick Saint

Hidden Figures stars Octavia Spencer, Taraji P. Henson and Janelle Monáe are serving up #blackgirlmagic on a silver platter with their gorgeous group and individual cover spreads for Essence’s February 2017 issue!

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Lensed by Warwick Saint, Octavia shines bright in softly curled black tresses styled by Dave Stanwell, while Janelle pushes through with jumbo pin curls styled by Nikki Nelms and bold red lip and Taraji served another round of bob envy with razor chic tresses slayed by Tym Wallace. 


Inside, the actresses share their views on the film and the importance of shedding light on the historical achievements of black women in the math and science fields throughout American history. 

“When I was growing up, people told me out of their mouths math and science are for boys. I was told that over and over,” said Taraji. “Like, no one showed me how to fall in love with numbers. If I had a teacher like Mrs. Johnson, who knows, I might be on the moon.”

Click through for more images from the spread which hits stands January 13.

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