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It's a homecoming of sorts for Academy Award—nominated actress Taraji P. Henson (The Curious Case of Benjamin Button). Tonight at 9/8c, the actress returns to Lifetime, where she got her start as a police inspector on The Division, to star in Taken From Me: The Tiffany Rubin Story, a TV-movie based on the true story of a mother who sets out to rescue her 6-year-old son after he's abducted by his dad.

TV Guide Magazine: Why did you decide to play this part?
Henson: Even before I read the script, I said, "I want to do it!" I just felt for [Tiffany Rubin] and for all mothers going through this. It came to me for a reason. I wanted to give it life.

TV Guide Magazine: Have you met Tiffany?
Henson: I did get to talk with her on the phone. She's a brave woman. It was exciting and scary to portray someone real and know that person is still alive.

TV Guide Magazine: How did you get along with costar Terry O'Quinn (Lost), who plays a child advocate?
Henson: We did a lot of laughing! You have to laugh in between takes when you're doing such a serious piece, or then you just want to slit your wrists.

TV Guide Magazine: What's next for you?
Henson: [I'm] looking to do more comedies. I've been doing these serious roles for so long that it's time to laugh a little bit.

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