Taraji P. Henson to play Brad Pitt’s mom in a new movie — you read right

Taraji P. Henson will play Brad Pitt’s mother in a new film called The Curious Case of Benjamin Button. Confused yet?

Brad Pitt and Cate Blanchett headline David Fincher’s upcoming “The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.” Even superstars need moms though, and Taraji P. Henson is playing Benjamin (Pitt)’s mom, Queenie.

“I age from 26 to 71,” said Henson. “It’s early 1900s mixed with modern times and flashbacks. I play Brad Pitt’s mother because he’s born with this rare aging disease, left on my doorstep and I adopt him like any good southern woman would. My character runs an old folks home and a lot of the extras were senior citizens.”

The story has Pitt age backwards, and mommy is there most of the time. “She’s with the beginning, she teaches Benjamin Button everything he needs to know. Then there’s a part where he goes off into the world to become a man, then he comes back. He comes back home to momma. So there’s one little segment I’m not in but pretty much the whole movie.” (Source)

Look, I’m happy that Taraji will be “getting that money” in the big leagues with this movie, but this story sounds like a true mess! My brain hurts trying to wrap my mind around all of that info. And really, “Queenie”? You mean to tell me they couldn’t name her Mary? They should have just called her Big Mama and gotten it over with.

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2 Responses

  1. It takes a long time for solid actors to find their stride, this is her time!

  2. A great performance. WOW….Oscar nomination!

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