American actress Taraji P Henson opens up about her 'Benjamin Button' movie salary

American actress Taraji P Henson opens up about her 'Benjamin Button' movie salary

- Taraji P Henson has opened up about how gutted she was about her The Curious Case of Benjamin salary

- Henson shared that she only got paid $40k for her role in the epic 2008 movie

- The talented US actress portrayed the character of Queenie in the movie, which grossed over $335.8 million

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Taraji P Henson has opened up about the salary she received for her role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.

The veteran US actress shared that she was "gutted" to only take home $40,000 (just over N16.4 million) in the movie, which grossed over $335.8 million (over N127.6 billion).

The superstar earned an Oscar nomination for slaying her role as Queenie in the movie released in 2008. She revealed in a recent interview on the Ladies First With Laura Brown podcast that the studio wouldn't pay her what she was asking for and then "I was gutted."

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The Independent reports she revealed that after paying her team, she was only left with $40k. Taraji expressed that she has learnt to stand up for herself following that experience. She said that what she experienced then helped her realise her worth.

Taraji P Henson Opens up About Her 'Benjamin Button' Movie Salary
Taraji P Henson has opened up about her 'Benjamin Button' movie salary. Image: @tarajiphenson
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In other entertainment news, talented British-Nigerian actor, O-T Fagbenle, is all shades of grateful after he landed a major role in an upcoming Showtime anthology series.

The 41-year-old has been added to the cast ensemble of 'The First Lady', landing the coveted part of former President Barack Obama alongside Viola Davis, who will portray Michelle Obama.

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