Taraji P. Henson In Nude Photo, Says ”Sexy Is A Feeling” (Pictures)
Taraji P. Henson, best known in the hip hop community for her acting roles in movies such as the Academy Awards winning film by director Craig Brewer Hustle & Flow (2005) where Henson played the love interest (Shug) of star actor Terrence Howard (DJay) and her role as Yvette, the love interest of starring actor Tyrese Gibson (Jody) in the John Singleton directed film Baby Boy (2001), has posed nude in an artistic photo shoot for an upcoming issue of InStyle Magazine.
Named as one of InStyle Magazine’s sexiest stars of 2009, the Academy Award-nominated sexy movie star, who was spotted this week at the LA Lakers vs. Denver Nuggets game with family, is currently starring in two highly anticipating movies: Tyler Perry’s new film I Can Do Bad All By Myself which Henson stars alongside Madea played by Tyler Perry, of course, also with hip hop soul, R&B singer Mary J. Blige and Brian Whit, and film Hurricane Season starring alongside actor Forest Whitaker, Eric Hill, and hip hop music artists Lil Wayne and Bow Wow, amongst others.
In one of the pictures for Taraji P. Henson’s nude photo shoot for InStyle, Henson can be seen in a beautiful and elegant black and white nude photo standing in front of a mirror revealing the tattoos and sexy curves of her naked body with the headline of page as ‘the discovery’ [of] Taraji P. Henson. “Sexy is a feeling that comes from having an understanding of yourself,” says Henson. “You can be sexy in sweats.”
Read an excerpt from Taraji P. Henson’s feature in InStyle Magazine:
Double take When we first met Henson in the “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button,” she won us over with her motherly smile and Southern charm. But when she walked in at the Oscars in that tiered cream Cavallim complete with chic bob and silky skin bedecked in Fred Leighton diamonds, we knew a red-carpet darling was born. All that jazz “Sexy is a feeling that comes from having an understanding of yourself,” says Henson. “You can be sexy in sweats.” But it’s jazz music, she reveals, that really unleashes her inner sex goddess. “The instruments tease you. I let my mind run away.” She’s got the look “Taraji can play a woman in her 70s or a drugged-out prostitute, and she’s still incredibly beautiful,” says Tyler Perry, with whom she’s currently filming I can do Bad All By Myself in Atlanta. She can’t hide it.” TARAJI’S CELEBRITY CRUSH Salma Hayek
In related news, Taraji P. Henson, who’s dream role would be to portray legendary R&B music artist Diana Ross, according to her recent interview with Vanity Fair, shared the cover of Ebony Magazine alongside actress Viola Davis (Antwone Fisher, Doubt, Madea Goes To Jail) for the magazine’s May 2009 edition.
“My dream role would be to portray Diana Ross. I think itâ€™s time to do her story. We’ve seen Dorothy Dandridge’s story; we’ve seen Tina Turner’s story. I’m ready to see Diana Ross. She’s such an icon,” Henson stated in her interview with Vanity Fair.
Meanwhile, in Henson’s feature in Ebony magazine the actress spoke candidly about the challenges that continue to face Black actresses in Hollywood.
Look for Henson in Tyler Perry’s new film “I Can Do Bad All By Myself” releasing in theaters September 11, 2009.
View the larger pictures of Taraji P. Henson’s nude photos in InStyle Magazine:
Watch the movie trailer to Tyler Perry’s new film I Can Do Bad All By Myself