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    “If This Was Julia Roberts Or Tom Cruise…”: Internet Is Fuming As Taraji P. Henson Revealed That They Had No Drivers To Drive Them To Sets Of ‘The Color Purple’

    Taraji P. Henson has been a reigning queen in Hollywood and has stunned the audience with her stellar portrayal of characters across film and television. She was nominated for the Academy Awards for playing Queenie in ‘The Curious Case of Benjamin Button’. The actress has featured in many money-spinning magnum opuses, including the recent adaptation of ‘The Color Purple’.

    Oprah Winfrey, Steven Spielberg, Quincy Jones, and other stalwarts have collaborated on a musical adaptation of Spielsberg’s 1985 feminist drama ‘The Color Purple’. It is a story about Celie, who loses her children and sister after marrying Mister, who puts her in domestic confinement. She breaks free of the shackles after meeting some amazing women. Taraji P. Henson is playing Shug Avery, who has recently vocalized about chauffeur issues on the sets that had internet fuming.

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    Taraji P. Henson Raised Security And Safety Concerns Over No Drivers For Rental Cars To ‘The Color Purple’ Sets

    Taraji P. Henson in 'The Color Purple'Image Courtesy: NPR
    Taraji P. Henson in ‘The Color Purple’
    Image Courtesy: NPR

    Recently, Taraji P. Henson has used her platform and voice to stand for the unjust practices in Hollywood. She recently opened up about race and gender pay parity in the industry. Now, the actress has objected to the chauffeur’s condition on the sets of ‘The Color Purple’. During an interview with ‘The New York Times’, she said that they were allegedly offered rental cars with no drivers, raising security and safety concerns.

    Taraji P. Henson said, “They gave us rental cars, and I was like, ‘I can’t drive myself to set in Atlanta.’ This is insurance liability; it’s dangerous. Now they robbing people. What do I look like, taking myself to work by myself in a rental car?”

    The actress continued, “So I was like, ‘Can I get a driver or security to take me?’ I’m not asking for the moon. They’re like, ‘Well, if we do it for you, we got to do it for everybody.’ Well, do it for everybody! It’s stuff like that, stuff I shouldn’t have to fight for. I was on the set of ‘Empire’ fighting for trailers that wasn’t infested with bugs.”

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    The Actress’ Statement Has Made The Internet Call Out The Makers

    Internet calls out the makers of 'The Color Purple' after Taraji P. Henson's revelation
    Internet calls out the makers of ‘The Color Purple’ after Taraji P. Henson’s revelation

    In the same interview, Taraji P. Henson went on a rant about how studios and makers do not capitalize on black artists and take them overseas, despite having fans in other countries. She said, “I have a following in China of all places. Y’all not going to capitalize on that? Don’t everybody want to make money here?”

    The ‘Empire’ actress’ revelation has the internet calling out Oprah Winfrey and Steven Spielberg.

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    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise
    Nishant Bhise is a Sub-Editor at FirstCuriosity. He has more than 2 years of experience in Entertainment content writing with the organization. Besides being a journalist and humanist, he loves cinema and intersectionality, basically everything that screams love, hope, and of course, Lady Gaga. Nishant loves and breathes popular culture, music, especially hip-hop and pop, and the royal family drama. Along with that, he takes great interest in the happenings in the technology world and politics. He is an LGBTQIA+ ally. Approach him with an apple juice to discuss Modern Family, Pose, and Schitt’s Creek.

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