By: Amanda Anderson-Niles
“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson is still riding high from the massive success from the hit FOX show, but she claims her success won’t change her views regarding not mixing business with pleasure.
She tells Allure Magazine:
“I always wanted to be known for my work. Not who I dated. Not who I slept with. … I have a gift, and my gift is acting.
“I started in the business at 26 with a kid, so I was smart enough to know reality from fantasy. I didn’t want to blur the lines. This is a job that I have to do. I cannot get caught up in it. And if I sleep with these guys, why would they want to work with me again?
The conquest is up. Now I’m just used-up. You have to stay professional. It is a business. I’m not letting no knucklehead dude come between my hard work and my money.”