Well if you said no- that makes at least two of us because I had no idea either.
Yes, I had heard of the show in passing and have even seen promotional videos. However, neither Taraji’s name, nor her likeness, was ever included.
This leads us to why Taraji herself is so upset.
The 41-year old Oscar nominee took to her Facebook page yesterday to lash out at TV Guide and it appears, Hollywood in General.
According to Taraji, this week’s cover of TV Guide features the stars of her new show, Jim Caviezel and Michael Emerson. Problem is, Traji was omitted from the cover, even though she is the show’s female lead character and is featured prominently on the show’s website.
WOW!!!! TV Guide is NOT including me on the cover with my cast memebers……..I am the female lead of a 3 member cast and I’m not included on the cover!!!!!! Do you see the shit I have to deal with in this business…..I cram to understand!!!!, Traji wrote. “It ain’t easy AT ALL for a sister in Hollywood.”
While researching this story a bit more I came across an article on Shadow & Act that delves into the story a bit more. According to the writer, Taraji should look to CBS, who they say have excluded her [Tarji] from the beginning. To back that up they point to another CBS website for ‘Person of Interest,’ that does indeed exclude Taraji’s character completely.