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The mystical movie series Taraji P. Henson wants to do next

The mystical movie series Taraji P. Henson wants to do next
Taraji P. Henson (Photo credit: Splash News)

Taraji P. Henson shared which movie series she would love to star in next — and, given her previous film and TV roles, it might surprise you.

The 48-year-old actress is a huge fan of J.K. Rowling’s magical characters and dreams of playing a “wizard” or a “warlock” on the big screen.

The Harry Potter film series — which starred Daniel Radcliffe as the titular Hogwarts student — ended in 2011,  but since then Rowling has created the Fantastic Beasts franchise with the movies set way before Harry was born.

In an interview with The Guardian newspaper, Henson said: “I wanna play a wizard! A warlock! Put makeup on me. Make me a long-nosed witch, some Harry Potter fantasy thing.”

Insisting she’s also keen to enter the superhero and sci-fi genres, she added: “Take me out of my body. Make me fly. Put me in a muscle suit, a mask, put me in a — I don’t know — a fat suit. I’ll play Jabba the Hutt. I’ll play anything!”

Henson is best known for playing Cookie Lyon in the hit Fox drama series “Empire” and drama roles such as 2016’s Oscar-nominated Hidden Figures.

The star thinks she hasn’t been offered a variety of different types of roles because Hollywood hasn’t yet fully grasped her talents.

She said: “I don’t think Hollywood quite knew what to do with me. They didn’t grasp my talent. I’m like a musician. Give me the sheet music and I’ll play you anything.”

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