Taraji P. Henson Gets Down to "I Will Survive" — With a Few Embellishments

'Empire' actress Taraji P. Henson, who stars in the new film 'Hidden Figures,' knows "I Will Survive" is a track best performed with gusto. She ad-libs and dances her way through the Gloria Gaynor hit in this dramatic remix.

Released on 1/13/2017

Credits

Starring: Taraji P. Henson
Director: Lynn Hirschberg
Producer: Nickolas James, Sheena Rao, Evan Cohen, and Chelsea Bo
Cinematographer: David Rodriguez
Composer: Brain Rainwater
Production Coordinator: Silvestre Rios
Editor: Chris Dawson

Transcript

00:00
I will survive!
00:03
Yeah, you ain't heard the remix then, have ya?
00:12
♫ At first I was afraid.
00:14
♫ I was petrified
00:16
♫ Kept thinking I could never live without you by my side
00:21
♫ But then I spent so many nights
00:23
♫ Thinking how you did me wrong
00:25
♫ I grew strong
00:27
♫ And I learned how to get along
00:29
♫ And so you're back
00:31
♫ From outer space
00:33
♫ I just walked in to find you here
00:36
♫ With that sad look upon your face
00:38
♫ I should've changed that stupid lock
00:40
♫ I should've made you leave your key
00:43
♫ If I had known for just one second
00:45
♫ You'd be back to bother me
00:47
♫ Go on now go
00:50
♫ Walk out the door
00:52
♫ Just turn around now
00:54
♫ 'Cause you're not welcome anymore
00:57
♫ Weren't you the one who tried to hurt me with goodbye
01:00
♫ You think I'd crumble
01:02
♫ You think I'd lay down and die
01:04
No, bad bitch!
01:07
That's the remix.
01:09
♫ Oh no (laughs)
01:10
♫ I will survive
01:11
♫ Oh as long as I know how to love I know I'll stay alive
01:16
♫ 'Cause I got all my life to live
01:18
♫ And I got all my love to give
01:20
♫ And I'll survive
01:22
♫ I will survive
01:24
♫ Hey, hey!
01:26
Dance break.
01:27
(Interviewer laughs)
01:29
This is a part of her survival.
01:32
She going on without you.
01:34
She's doing good without you, man.
01:35
Get your shit and go!
01:37
(Interviewer laughs)
01:39
[Interviewer] That was amazing!