During a recent appearance on Good Morning America, award-winning actress Taraji P. Henson revealed her latest project in the music scene.
“I actually have an EP that I’m working on. Surprise!” she said.
Henson went on to share that she has always been a lover of music, but being a young mother steered her away from a career in music.
Recent musical gigs on the Muppets Haunted Mansion and the role of Miss Hathaway on NBC’s Annie Live! inspired the actor to take her passion for music to the next level.
“I’m just working on some really good, feel-good music,” she later added. “I’m not trying to toot my own horn here but it was time for a pivot because I’ve done so many iconic roles, you know what I mean? It’s like, I can’t just, you know…acting it has to be something that excites me and challenges me. Like, Miss Hannigan in Annie, challenges me. That’s musical theater, taking me back to my roots. So it’s about just continuing to challenge myself…I kept saying that music, I might have missed it because I became a mother so early on in college, but God has other plans for me because the music is just really falling in my lap. Like, it started with The Muppets, and through The Muppets, I booked Miss Hannigan, and it just keeps coming. So, I’m gon’ ride the wave. Why not?”
Launching her music career won’t interfere with Henson’s mental health awareness efforts. Season 2 of her series Peace of Mind will premiere on October 11th, featuring an appearance from Megan Thee Stallion.
Watch the full clip of Taraji P. Henson on Good Morning America here.