Taraji P. Henson: 'I Was Hurt' After Reading 'Hidden Figures' Script

Taraji P. Henson’s biggest takeaway from her role in “Hidden Figures” is simple: “A brilliant mind does not have a color or a gender.” 

On Wednesday’s episode of “The Talk,” Henson opened up about her role as African-American mathematician Katherine Johnson. The film, which opens Friday, highlights the historical contributions of Johnson, Dorothy Vaughn (played by Octavia Spencer) and Mary Jackson (played by Janelle Monáe), who provided NASA with integral data during...

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