'Empire' Season 3: Taraji P. Henson Wants Fans To Know She's More Than Cookie Lyon [VIDEO]
Taraji P. Henson has given us another reason to love her and her Fox Empire character Cookie Lyon!
The beauty covers the latest issue of Entertainment Weekly and nearly bares all as she dishes on the season on the future Empire and what’s next for her.
Henson, who also stars in the movie Hidden Figures, said she hopes Empire reaches high success, but is looking at doing more with her career.
“Well of course, I want it to go into syndication. It’s not like it’s a bad job. You see how much fun we have. Even with the crew, you can feel the energy on this set. So it’s not like it’s a bad job. But what I’m starting to find is that I’m getting more offers for features.”
She added, “I love features ‘cause it’s a chance for everybody to remember she’s a character actress, not just Cookie.”
As for the type of character she has to tap into yet, she said, “I haven’t played a superhero yet, I haven’t played a psycho character yet. I want to play a man, like I want to really disappear. I have so much to do.”
Still, Henson could not deny that Cookie Lyon is a fan favorite since the show debuted in January of 2015.
“Cookie has all kinds of fans,” she said. “I get it. She’s my alter ego—we all need a Sasha Fierce.”
Empire returns for season three on Wednesday Sept. 21 at 9/8c on Fox.
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