Posing with ‘Empire’ co-star Terrence Howard, actress Taraji P. Henson lands the latest cover story from Emmy Magazine. 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…”