Taraji P. Henson is absolutely stunning in W Magazine‘s sizzling salute to powerful women, including Jennifer Lopez and Kate Moss. The Golden Globe winner holds her own with these supermodels and fashion icons (everyone is draped in Versace) — and still manages to steal the spotlight (from all the way in back).
Inside, the age-defying beauty serves face and tousled tresses for her interview where she talks about her slow and steady rise to success, from heading to LA on a dream, prayer and $700 to her breakout role in Baby Boy and stealing our collective hearts as “Cookie” on Empire to the magic the STEM-inspired film Hidden Figures continues to bring.
“It is quite groundbreaking, isn’t it? It’s supposed to be over for me at 46, but here I am. I’m a late bloomer, and I’m okay with that. Know why?” She paused once more, narrowing her eyes into a catlike glower: “Late bloomers last looong.”