Taraji P. Henson is taking a trip down “Easy Street” for this all-new role.
In a statement, Henson revealed that she couldn’t be more thrilled to star in Annie Live!, which is scheduled to premiere later this year. She even referenced Carol Burnett, who played the disgruntled character in the original ’80s movie.
“Carol Burnett, who brought Miss Hannigan to life in the classic 1982 movie, is someone I have studied and idolized as far back as I can remember,” Henson said. “So, when the opportunity came to me to join NBC and this incredible group of producers, I jumped! Carol, I hope to do you proud!”