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Taraji’s Latest ‘Color Purple’ Complaint: Producers Tried to Get Her/Cast Members to Drive Themselves to the Set: Report

*Taraji P. Henson has already let the world know that her pay for her role in “The Color Purple” was subpar for her when she revealed that the “math wasn’t mating.” Now, via a NY Times interview, she’s expressing her unhappiness with a new complaint about the film’s production company’s decision to assign rental cars to cast in Atlanta instead of hiring a car service with drivers.

The good news, if you can call it that, is the pay dispute was taken care of by Oprah Winfrey, one of the film’s executive producers.

Now, as far as the “Color Purple” transportation situation, Henson noted the lack of chauffeured transportation was another example of the production company cutting corners for Black stars.

“They gave us rental cars, and I was like, ‘I can’t drive myself to the set in Atlanta.’ This is insurance liability, it’s dangerous. Now they robbing people. What do I look like, taking myself to work by myself in a rental car?” She told told the New York Times.

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“So I was like, ‘Can I get a driver or security to take me?’ I’m not asking for the moon. They’re like, ‘Well, if we do it for you, we got to do it for everybody.’ Well, do it for everybody! It’s stuff like that, stuff I shouldn’t have to fight for. I was on the set of ‘Empire’ fighting for trailers that wasn’t infested with bugs,” also said.

Wait. There’s more. Henson’s other gripe was that the studio (Warner Bros.) wasn’t interested in bringing the cast out internationally for a press run.

She’s also unhappy about the fact she had to audition and bust her butt for the Shug Avery role.

Taraji noted that the fight for equal treatment is taking a toll on her mental health.

“It wears on your soul because you fight so hard to establish a name for yourself and be respected in this town to no avail,” she said.

Taraji P. Henson has a new complaint about The Color Purple production
Taraji P. Henson / Getty

Taraji’s fans sided with her, saying it’s too dangerous for stars to drive themselves around a city they are unfamiliar with. Particularly Atlanta where crime is high, Sandra Rose noted.

MORE NEWS ON EURWEB: Why it Made NO Sense for Taraji P. Henson to CRY Over Pay Unfairness While Promoting ‘The Color Purple’ | WATCH

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