Taraji P. Henson’s Emotional Revelation on ‘The Talk’ Sheds Light on Pay Disparity in Hollywood

Los Angeles – Taraji P. Henson, the Golden Globe Award-winning actress and star of “The Color Purple,” became emotional during her appearance on “The Talk” today. Henson has been making headlines for her open discussions about the pay disparity and other obstacles she faces as a Black actress. Her honest remarks have garnered an outpouring of support.

During her appearance on the CBS show, Henson received a standing ovation, which brought her to tears. She expressed her surprise, saying, “I’m receiving it. I wasn’t expecting that.”

Co-host Sheryl Underwood thanked Henson for initiating the dialogue about pay disparity. Underwood appreciates Henson’s use of her platform and took the opportunity to honor her, saying, “I just want to give you your flowers right now.”

Henson elaborated on her reasons for speaking out and praised Oprah Winfrey, the executive producer of “The Color Purple,” for providing support. Henson emphasized that her advocacy extends beyond just Black women, stating, “I speak for women of color… that’s why it’s important to have women of color and diversity in companies.” She also shared how Winfrey personally offered assistance, saying, “If there’s anything I can do, you just let me know.”

“The Color Purple” is currently showing in U.S. theaters and will expand to international markets like the UK starting on January 26.

In the press run for her latest film, Taraji P. Henson’s candid discussions about pay disparity and her experiences as a Black actress have gained widespread attention. During her appearance on “The Talk,” Henson was moved by the support and recognition she received, prompting tears of gratitude.

Co-host Sheryl Underwood commended Henson for initiating important conversations about pay disparity and expressed her appreciation for Henson’s use of her platform. Henson extended her gratitude to Oprah Winfrey, the executive producer of “The Color Purple,” for her support and role in amplifying the voices of women of color in the industry.

As Henson continues to raise awareness and advocate for gender and racial equality, her film “The Color Purple” is currently being screened in the United States, with international expansion planned for January 26.

Taraji P. Henson’s emotional appearance on “The Talk” highlights the impact of her advocacy for pay disparity and representation in the entertainment industry. Her honesty has garnered immense support, with co-host Sheryl Underwood expressing her gratitude for Henson’s contributions. Henson further emphasized the importance of diversity and women of color in positions of power in the industry.

With “The Color Purple” now in theaters across the United States and set to be released internationally, Henson’s star power continues to shine a light on the challenges faced by Black actresses.