In case you missed it, Hidden Figures stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monae. The film tells the real story of Katherine Johnson, Mary Jackson, and Dorothy Vaughn, three African-American women who helped NASA launch the project that helped John Glenn become the first American to orbit the Earth. Seriously, the tale couldn’t be more inspiring. So inspiring, that when discussing the film, Taraji P. Henson broke out in tears:
Taraji P. Henson speaks some mad #truth. We’re so glad stories like this are being told, and that women of all ages and races can take courage from them. There’s never been a more necessary film. We’re hoping that everyone will see Hidden Figures and learn something new about tolerance and believing in themselves.