Taraji P. Henson Clears The Air About Feud With Oprah Winfrey, Refocusing On The Color Purple

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Undoubtedly, Taraji P. Henson has been generous with the details she shares about her new film, “The Color Purple.” Since its premiere, the onscreen goddess has talked about working with Oprah Winfrey, pay disparity, and how she was treated on the set. Now, Taraji believes the focus is shifting from the film as rumor has it that there is really no sisterhood with Oprah Winfrey.

Taraji P.Henson and Oprah Winfrey’s Bond

Taraji is best known for her time on Empire. As one of the lead acts, she made a long-lasting impression but expressed that her team refused to consolidate that power. She also confessed how, as a black actress, she is on the losing end and forced to accept low pay.

In another interview, Taraji hailed Winfrey following the completion of their The Color Purple film. She praised the OWN founder, maintaining that she was supportive.

Later on, Taraji complained about the working conditions on set, adding that the crew expected her to drive herself. This cast doubts, and they flawed her relationship with Winfrey. However, both women have talked about the true picture differently.

Oprah Talked About Suspected Feud

During her time on the red carpet, ET gathered that there was no bad blood between the women. Winfrey told the interviewer that she was not in charge of the budget but did everything to make the cast comfortable.

Taraji’s Version About Her Relationship With Oprah Winfrey During Her Today’s Interview
The Empire star maintained that she never went off course with Winfrey. According to her words to Today:

“I see what’s going on, but there’s nothing spin there…You know, she called me, she called me personally. Not my team, not my people — me. And asked me, ‘Taraji, if there’s anything you need, you let me know.’”

Along the line, Taraji established that attention had shifted from The Color Purple, a story beautifully crafted to tell a triumphant story.

“And that’s not fair to me, or anybody in the film,” Henson continues, “because the film deals with women who are oppressed — who live in an oppressed system. Men and women. And all the characters in that film except for the white people. So that movie is about healing. That movie is about sisterhood,” she added.

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