She also addresses the young people who come into the acting game without taking it seriously and putting in the hard work.

“These kids are thinking they can do reality TV and come and do this craft that I studied, sweated and grinded,” says Henson. “People forget it’s a craft because it’s so pop now…Can they make me believe the words coming out of their mouth?”

For more, scoop the issue featuring Taraji P. Henson when it hits newsstands on October 16.

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