Source: The Washington Post
By Neely Tucker LOS ANGELES — Taraji Penda Henson, the pride of Southeast D.C., the Oscar- and Emmy-nominated girl from the block gone big-time, is working. She’s trying to keep the sweat from showing.
On this evening in late June, the 40-year-old is stepping out of a black SUV on Hollywood Boulevard for the premiere of “Larry Crowne,” her latest film. She has only a small part, but Tom Hanks asked her to do it, so now she’s shrink-wrapped into a knee-length tangerine Herve Leroux bandage dress — no bra, no back, plunging neckline.