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Taraji P. Henson on Benjamin Button: I Stared at That Ugly Baby Until I Thought it Was Cute!

After nabbing a SAG award nomination for her supporting role in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, Taraji P. Henson revealed her secret to falling in love with an reverse-aging robotic doll.

“I knew that the moment Queenie saw Benjamin, she had to fall in love with him right away, because if she didn’t, the audience wouldn’t,” Henson, 38, tells Entertainment Weekly.

“So I stared at that little ugly animatronic baby,” she added of her role as Brad Pitt’s adopted mother. “I stared at it so much that after a while I thought it was cute!”

EW says the actress, best-known for her role in 2005’s Hustle & Flow, is a huge contender and on the “short list” for a supporting actress Oscar award.

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The Curious Case of Shelving Taraji P. Henson’s Benjamin Button Movie Posters

Original posters for the buzzworthy film The Curious Case of Benjamin Button have surfaced online, as producers campaign for Oscar.

The new posters, which are vastly more telling in terms of the film’s story line of a tale of a man aging backward, features Taraji P. Henson holding an aged infant in her hands.

While producers have yet to comment on their decision to shelve the dramatic image for the more movie star friendly, yet vague shot of stars Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett, Blindie can’t help but to wonder if it was just modesty or money or possibly race that resulted in their poster switch.

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