Taraji P. Henson broke down in tears while expressing her exhaustion with the pay disparity in Hollywood.
“I’m just tired of working so hard [and] being gracious at what I do, being paid a fraction of the cost,” Henson said while appearing on Gayle King‘s Sirius XM radio show to promote her upcoming movie “The Color Purple” alongside costars Danielle Brooks and Blitz Bazawule. “I’m tired of hearing my sisters say the same thing over and over. You get tired. You hear people go, ‘You work a lot,’ well I have to. The math ain’t mathing.”
Henson also pointed out the “big bills” that arise as actors grow into prominence, noting the diminishing dividends left for an actor after compensating their team of agents, managers, lawyers and PR specialists.