Quinta Brunson - Taraji P. Henson Abbott Elementary
Gilles Mingasson/ABC

Taraji P. Henson is trending in the streets of Twitter after her guest appearance on the award-winning series, “Abbott Elementary.”

The award-winning actress plays the role of Janine Teague’s (Quinta Brunson) mother, Vanetta.

In Episode 221, titled, “Mom,” Janine’s plan for a Memorial Day weekend solo trip is derailed when her mother shows up unannounced asking for help.

Elsewhere, Gregory (Tyler James Williams) notices his colleagues are great at small talk and realizes he needs to brush up on his people skills. 

Watch a clip from the episode below.

Fans of the show have taken to Twitter to rave about Taraji P. Henson’s performance with some calling for her to win an Emmy for her guest appearance on “Abbott Elementary.”

One person tweeted:

Taraji P. Henson brought the guns out for her special guest role as Janine’s selfish mom. She was perfect.

TPH’s technique is so goated; how she sharply captures the feel & needed emotion in a line, in a scene is seizing.

Please start engraving her Emmy Award. #AbbottElementary

But, everyone wasn’t feeling her role on the show.

Someone tweeted, “Taraji is too great of an actress for them to have her acting terribly and so stereotypical on Abbott. Yeesh.”

Read more tweets below.


Did you enjoy Taraji P. Henson as a guest star on “Abbott Elementary?”

Let me know your thoughts in the comments below or join the convo on our socials. (Facebook, Instagram)

Please share your thoughts on this post!