Taraji P. Henson Discusses The Deeper Meaning Behind ‘Proud Mary’

Taraji P. Henson is hitting the road promoting her latest film Proud Mary. The Academy-Award nominated actress plays Mary, a cold-hearted assassin who as a young girl was pulled into a world of fast cars, guns and violence by a crime boss and her perceived father figure Benny Spencer, played by Danny Glover.

In the Babak Najafi directed film Mary goes on a hit as ordered, and unintentionally orphans a little boy named Danny. (Jahi Di’ Allo Winston) From there, viewers follow Mary as she tries to forge a new life away from the only family she’s ever known.

Henson chatted with VIBE.com about the film, and said Proud Mary is more than just a movie about guns and violence. Mary is a woman who is daring to break away from the only world she knows, in hopes to live her own life by her own terms.

Proud Mary hits theater Friday, Jan. 12.