In No Good Deed, star Taraji P. Henson plays Terri. And Terri makes a bit of an error in judgment when her husband’s out of town and she lets a stranger (Idris Elba) into her home who has car trouble.
As you see in the No Good Deed trailer, it starts a terrifying journey that finds both actors channeling new heights of awesomeness.
For Henson, tackling a character in Terri that finds inner strength that was there all along was such a joy. She also hopes it inspires those who share Terri’s inner power that needs to be unleashed.
“A lot of times when you see women in these positions that are damsels in distress and she never plays it like that,” Henson said. “She knows she’s made a terrible choice, but she steps up to the plate and rights her wrong for her family’s sake.”
Finally, Henson had a front row seat to watching her co-star Idris Elba go bad. She’s known Elba for years, and said that witnessing him work in this picture was something to behold. “He turned into a monster in front of my very eyes,” Henson admitted.
And that, frankly, is why No Good Deed is so damn scary!