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.
Playing the stylish Cookie Lyon on the show, Taraji has helped create one of television’s most memorable characters in recent years.
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…”
Some people are like fine wine, they simply get better with age.