Taraji P. Henson and Cookie are Now One of the Same.
During a recent interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers, the Academy Award nominee stated that she and Cookie are now one. “She’s stolen my identity! No one ever calls me by my name anymore. They call me ‘Cookie.’”
How perfect was Taraji P. Henson for the scene-stealing role of Cookie Lyon?
She was cast mere seconds into her Empire audition.
That’s what Empire executive producer Danny Strong told an audience of fans at the ATX Festival in Austin, Texas, on Saturday, explaining how the Person of Interest actress came in to do a “chemistry test” with series star Terrence Howard in front of Strong and executive producer Lee Daniels.
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