Nov. 21 (UPI) -- Warning: This story contains spoilers from this week's episode of Person of Interest
While visiting the Late Show With David Letterman, Taraji P. Henson said that keeping quiet about the shocking death of Detective Joss Carter on CBS's Person of Interest was like "keeping a secret from my lover."
"I knew when I signed on to the project that the character would have a beginning, middle and end," Henson revealed. "Because me, I do more feature films and television is really not my thing...So I thought it would be the perfect venue for me to do a television show and not be stuck for seven years and still be able to do...whatever."
The 43-year-old star went on to say she signed on to do the show knowing her character would die. "I just didn't know when," she said.
But now that everyone knows about her character's fate Henson can't help but feel relieved.
"Oh my god, the secret is out, I can live my life!" she exclaimed. "I felt like I've been hiding a secret, keeping a secret from my lover!"
The Think Like a Man star did warn her mother and grandmother about the future death of Detective Joss Carter.
"My mom, she knew, and my grandmother, 'cause you can't shock grandma like that, she might go into cardiac arrest," she explained.
[The Late Show]