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Taraji P. Henson Embraces Her Natural Hair For 'CR Fashion Book'

As if we needed a reason to love Taraji P. Henson even more, she recently posed for CR Fashion Book with her hair braided. Though you can't tell from the stunning photos, the shoot was originally supposed to feature a different hairstyle.

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While prepping for the shoot, Taraji's hairstylist put her hair in braids so she could wear a wig. But as photographer Bruce Weber walked by, her silk scarf slipped off her head and he insisted that she be photographed with her hair exactly like that.

"...Part of me was like, No, no, no, NO! This is the hair no one is supposed to see," she said. "This is like behind-closed-doors hair. I feel naked. I feel like a plucked chicken...or a wet one. A baby chicken! But Bruce says to me, 'It’s not about the hair, it’s your face.'"

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She continued, "So I just decided to trust the artist’s vision. As an actress that’s what we do. We are vulnerable every time we put our art out there. Underneath that hair is my soul, and it’s me, it’s mine."

And that, Taraji, is why we can't get enough of you.

To check out more of Taraji's photo shoot and read the rest of the interview, head over to CR Fashion Book's website.