The entire cast — including the main stars Taraji P. Henson, Octavia Spencer, and Janelle Monáe — erupted with joy the moment their film was announced, hugging and cheering like crazy. And when the women got up onstage, they had much more to say than “Thank you.”
I plan on being an engineer at NASA, but I can’t do that without taking them classes at that all-white high school, and I can’t change the color of my skin. So I have no choice but to be the first, which I can’t do without you, sir. Your Honor, out of all the cases you gon’ hear today, which one is gonna matter a hundred years from now? Which one is gonna make you the first?