Taraji P. Henson On the Math of Hidden Figures and Trying to Keep Her Cool Around the Obamas | The Mary Sue
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Taraji P. Henson on Her Math Skills and Meeting the Obamas
Taraji talks about the complicated math she had to learn for her new film Hidden Figures and the screening that the Obamas had of the movie at The White House.
In the film, Taraji P. Henson plays mathematics genius Katherine Johnson, who Henson considers to be a personal hero. The intense memorization the role called for, she says in this clip from Jimmy Kimmel Live, was essentially choreography with the supervision of a mathematician. We can see how Henson really nailed the math in the opening scene. I’m reminded a bit of Rami Malek talking about how he had to take typing lessons for Mr. Robot.
Source: The Mary Sue and Jimmy Kimmel Live Channel (YouTube)