WATCH: Taraji P.Henson slides through The Real to speak on the success of Hidden Figures & her rocky rise to fame

While soaking up the current box office success of her film ‘Hidden Figures’ and riding high on the wave of news that Lee Daniels is in the process of crafting a spin-off to Empire surrounding the life of Cookie Lyon, Taraji P.Henson was all smiles during her recent stop at The Real where she raved over her blooming career. Watch as she opens up about her rocky rise to the top and more in the clips below..