Taraji P. Henson called for equality in the acting world as she was honoured with her star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Monday, January 28
The 'Empire' star gave an empowering speech about how she hopes the next generation of female actresses won't have to "fight" to get the best roles like she has had to during her 18-year career.
R&B legend Mary J. Blige and her 'Baby Boy' director John Singleton presented Henson with the top honour.
Speaking at the unveiling ceremony, she said: "I fight for roles that will break through glass ceilings so that these young women coming behind me, they won't have the same narrative that we have.
"We can't drop the torch now, ladies out there, anybody in the industry, but we also need our men.