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Love her or hate her actress Taraji P. Henson’s role is Empire will sometimes make you cringe and sometimes make you want to cry. Starring alongside co-star Terrence Howard, the pair make a remarkable ex-couple in Empire.

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Landing the cover of Emmy MagazineTaraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard turn up the heat for this lustful and salacious cover shoot.

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Playing the stylish Cookie Lyon on the show, Taraji has helped create one of television’s most memorable characters in recent years.

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After 20 years in the business, Taraji tells the magazine that she is now getting more attention than ever. “People are coming out of the woodwork, people I hadn’t heard from in years,” she reports. “It’s like, ‘Wait a minute. Where you been? What made you want to call me now?’ And I can’t go anywhere [without being recognized]. People are calling me Cookie. Cookie’s on a hiatus right now. And Cookie is not Taraji. But I get it. It’s fan love…”

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Some people are like fine wine, they simply get better with age.

 

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