Taraji P. Henson slays yet another cover for Angeleno’s spring 2015 issue. The March edition catches up with the actress getting all the deets on her new Fox hit show Empire. Henson stars as Cookie Lyon and she wouldn’t want to play anyone else! Taraji explains:
“I love her. She’s the truth. That’s why people feel her so strong and deep,” says Henson. “Yes, she sold drugs. And, yes, that’s one of the worst things anyone could possibly do. But Cookie did it to feed her family. She also manned up, did her time and broke the cycle of poverty. … Now if she were rich and selling drugs, that’s another matter entirely.”
A true rags to riches storyline which shows Henson as being one tough, powerful woman! Nevertheless, Taraji brings her character back down to earth so to speak by adding realism. Henson in her interview says:
“I know I’m good at playing characters that could be stereotypical, but I make them real. And I do that by playing why they’re the way they are. Then an audience can understand them, maybe even like them.”
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