Before There Was A Cookie, There Was a Queenie

At the June 26, 2007 junket for “Talk To Me,” Taraji P. Henson mentioned an upcoming role that involved her having to age, while a strange baby she takes in ages in reverse. She said the boy becomes her son and grows up to be a younger and younger Brad Pitt.

Fast forward 18 months. “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button” arrives on Christmas Day 2008, with Taraji receiving an Oscar nomination less than a month later for her character Queenie, a role she said required a specific process to nail.

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