Quick Quotes: Taraji P. Henson On Hollywood Labeling Films As “Black Movies”

taraji Quick Quotes: Taraji P. Henson On Hollywood Labeling Films As Black Movies

Lovely in a floral print dress, Taraji P. Henson returned to ‘The Wendy Williams Show’ on Monday (April 16) to promote her new movie ‘Think Like A Man’ due in theaters on Friday.

Speaking with Collider the ‘Person of Interest’ actress recently voiced her opinion on the industry labeling films with predominately African American stars as “Black movies.”

“I really wish Hollywood would stop labeling movies, especially movies with predominantly black casts. Then, it makes others feel like, ‘Oh, well, that’s not for me.’ At the end of the day, everybody understands love, loss, pain and heartbreak. That’s not a color.”

She continued, “Just because it’s a predominantly black cast, it doesn’t mean you won’t understand the story. I just hate when things get labeled as ‘black movies.’ I don’t say, ‘Oh, this weekend, I want to see an all-white movie,’ or ‘I want to see a black movie.’ I just go to a movie because I saw the previews and I relate to it. I want to see it because the previews look interesting.”