Taraji’s new movie No Good Deed co-starring hottie Idris Elba is set to hit theatres this weekend, she has countless hit movies under her belt and an Oscar nomination. With that type of resume you would think any actress would be taken seriously. Well, according to Taraji she’s still treated like she’s on the D-List. Find out what the actress had to say about her career, guilty pleasures and plastic surgery.
What body part will you have to fix in five years?
My stomach. I get it from my mom, who had to get a tummy tuck because she didn’t exercise. I try to work out at least five days a week. But if it reaches the point where I am not satisfied, I’m just going to be like, “Can you suck this out of me? Thanks!”
What’s your No. 1 guilty pleasure?
Watching ratchet, ratchet television—like any of the Real Housewives shows, especially when they were fighting and a girl got her weave snatched out—that is my guilty pleasure. Sometimes, I’ll just sit in front of the TV, screaming, “Ratchet, ratchet, ratchet! Where’s the ratchet TV?”
What’s the last thing you used your celeb status to get?
To get my fat a– into a restaurant. If someone tells me there’s a wait, I’ll walk right to the front of the line like, “I need a table now. I need to eat, and I want this. So let’s work this out.”
On her No Good Deed character
“It’s a real girl-power film; she never stops fighting. It delivers the message that you don’t ever have to become the victim.”
On the best advice she’s ever received
“My dad always told me to get from around those who have the same problem and get around people who have a solution.”
On her career
“I’m still treated like I’m on the D-list. I’m still being considered with actresses who haven’t done half the stuff I’ve achieved.”
“When people tell me no, I get hyped. Because when I prove that I can and will, I love watching people eat crow.”