“Empire” star Taraji P. Henson was awarded one of Hollywood’s top honors Monday receiving a star on the Walk of Fame.
The Oscar-nominated actress became emotional during the ceremony, crediting her grandmother as an inspiration for her throughout her career.
Henson told ETonline “What I love about my grandmother is her unconditional love,” and how she kept the family close.
She told City News Service, according to KNSD-TV, the honor “really confirms that in spite of the circumstances in your life whether you were born into them or they just happened along the way, it doesn't matter because with God, all things are possible," she told City News Service.
Henson’s latest film, “What Men Want,” is scheduled for release on Feb.8.
Her next project, another movie with “Baby Boy” director John Singleton, is about the brutal 1955 lynching of Emmet Till. She told ET, while she’s looking forward to it, “It’s going to be bittersweet because yes, it's a story that absolutely needs to be told,” she said, but she revealed it’s sometimes hard for her to go to such a dark place, because she said “I'm such a bright person.”