Hidden Figures (2017)

Taraji P. Henson as a quiet, reserved mathematician.

Take a moment to ponder this thought because I’ve been pondering it ever since I found out about this film. The idea of the outgoing, outspoken, and confidant Taraji P. Henson playing this type of character made me raise my eyebrow. Those who have seen Henson as the abrasive and acid-tongued Cookie Lyon on Empire, or the steely and professional Detective Joss Carter on Person of Interest will understand where I’m coming from. Henson didn’t seem like the right fit for this role.

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