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Taraji P. Henson makes a career pivot with upcoming R&B project (videos)

October 7, 2021   |  

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Taraji P. Henson (Photo credit: Bang Media)

Taraji P. Henson will be gracing the screen once again when Muppets Haunted Mansion debuts Friday, Oct. 8, 2021, on Disney+. The kid-friendly ensemble also features Skai Jackson, Alphonso Ribeiro, Craig Robinson, Yvette Nicole Brown and Jeannie Mae Jenkins and follows Muppet character Gonzo as he tackles his fears and spends a night in a haunted house. Henson stopped by “ABC’s Good Morning America” and discussed the new film as well as a new musical surprise.


“The Muppet movie is very palatable for children. It’s not scary. Miss Piggy is one of my favorites. She’s my spirit animal. She has all the sauce and attitude of a clap back but I also love Kermit and that’s where me and Ms. Piggy will clash and she don’t want no one messing with her man,” the Hustle & Flow actress joked.

The “Empire” star also revealed that she was gearing to pivot in her career and will be releasing a musical project in the near future.


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