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Taraji and Viola Davis Came To Slay ‘Elle’ Women In TV Covers!

Taraji P Henson, may have just topped handing out cookies at the Golden Globes, by showing up on Elle’s February cover in nothing but a t-shirt and red leather Marc Jacobs jacket.

As if the slay Taraji is serving on the cover isn’t enough, Viola Davis took over a cover of her own and gave us natural queen life in earth tones and gold David Webb!

Elle magazine’s February issue is all about women in television and two of our favs spilled Black Girl Magic all over it.

READ: Taraji P. Henson’s Major Beauty Evolution!

The magazine’s come under fire before for some questionable attempts at diversity and inclusion. In 2015 they only shot a total of three women of color for their covers, but 2016 is looking better already with three out of five women featured on the cover being women of color.

Along with “Empire”‘s” Taraji and “How To Get Away With Murder”‘s Viola, cover girls include “Quanitco”‘s Priyanka Chopra, “Veep”‘s Julia Louis-Dreyfus, and “Vinyl”‘s Olivia Wilde.

Not only did the women give us life on the covers, they also dropped some jewels on their interviews talking about everything from sex scenes to stereotypes.

READ: Here’s What Viola Davis Really Thinks About Those Hot ‘HTGAWM’ Sex Scenes!

“It was very important to me that [Cookie Lyon] not be sassy and neck-rollin’ and eye-bulgin’ and attitude all the time,” Taraji told Elle. “Everything she does is coming from a place of fighting for her family. That’s why she’s not a caricature.” Taraji and Viola Davis Came To Slay 'Elle' Women In TV Covers! - Jawbreaker

“We’ve been fed a whole slew of lies about women,” Viola explained in her interview. “By TV standards, “if you are anywhere above a size 2, you’re not having sex. You don’t have sexual thoughts. You may not even have a vagina. And if you’re of a certain age, you’re off the table.”
Taraji and Viola Davis Came To Slay 'Elle' Women In TV Covers! - Jawbreaker

 

Check out the February issue of Elle for the full interviews and more! 

 

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.