Empire’s leading lady Taraji P. Henson exudes natural radiance and sultriness as one of the three cover stars of Glamour Magazine’s October 2015 issue. Henson, along with Gina Rodriguez and Emma Roberts, are “TV’s New Power Trio” as they make their way back to our screens starring in this Fall’s hottest shows Empire, Jane the Virgin and Scream Queens.
In her interview with Glamour, Henson discusses motherhood, waiting for Mr.Right and her impactful role on Empire as Cookie Lyons:
She is everybody’s alter ego. She crosses cultures. [Last year] we went to Paris and screened the pilot for a thousand people. Lee Daniels [the series’ cocreator] brought me onstage. The audience stood up on their feet and clapped. I cried because, for so long in Hollywood, I’ve been told that black women don’t do well overseas, that they can’t open a film overseas.
That moment for me was the best moment of my life. That’s better than any trophy, any award, any nomination. You know how they say music can heal the world? I feel that way about art in general.
With her Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series Emmy nomination, Henson is looking to make history as the first black actress to win in this category.
The new season of Empire premieres September 23. Until then, click through to check out behind the scenes clips with Taraji P. Henson as she reveals the one word she would outlaw and more pics from the shoot.