Taraji P. Henson: 'I'm Treated Like I'm on the D-List'

by Jackie Willis 4:40 AM PDT, September 11, 2014
Photo: Ebony

Taraji P. Henson is an Oscar nominee but she says she still can't get off the D-list.

The Curious Case of Benjamin Button star tells Ebony magazine's October issue, "I'm treated like I'm on the D-list. I'm still being considered with actresses who haven't done half the stuff I've achieved."

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But don't feel sorry for the actress just yet. She says this only fuels her to do more. "When people tell me 'no,' I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow."

That being said, she still has enough celebrity status to cut in line. Henson, 43, says she uses her notoriety "to get my fat ass into a restaurant. If someone tells me there's a wait, I'll walk right to the front of the line like, 'I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let's work this out.' "

Henson stars alongside Idris Elba in her next movie No Good Deed, hitting theaters Friday, Sept. 12.

Do you think this actress belongs on the D-list?

ET was with Henson on set of her movieĀ Think Like a Man Too. Check it out, below: