Having worked steadily in Hollywood as an actress for the last 20 years, Taraji P. Henson has taken the next step in her career: producing. Proud Mary is the story of a hired gun for a Boston mob family who reaches a turning point in her life when one of her hits goes awry. As a producer, she wanted a woman in the title role who could be strong, heroic, and a bit badass. As an actor, she knew the role was perfect for her. Put those two things together, and Henson sees this role — and this movie — as not only very important, but very personal to her, as well.
Proud Mary is now in theaters.