By Kelly McCarthy, abcnews.com
“Proud Mary” star and executive producer Taraji P. Henson said she is “really proud of this movie” and told “GMA” about what it takes to prepare for a role in an action film.
“I’m really proud of this movie because we haven’t seen an African-American woman starring in a role like this,” Henson said. “We’ve seen badass sidekicks but not the star of the show, headlining.”
Henson plays a hitwoman involved with an organized crime family in Boston. Things take a turn for the worse when she meets a young boy after a professional hit goes wrong.