Taraji P. Henson stole everyone’s heart this year with her tough as nails, sharp-tongued, but still loving character of Cookie Lyon on Fox’s hit show Empire. Although her character is loved by many, Henson recently commented that she “hates” Cookie.
In a new interview with the Hollywood Reporter, Henson spoke about Cookie’s massive appeal with fans and joked that she hates Cookie for taking over her life.
“I hate that b—-. She’s stolen my identity! [Laughs] My friends don’t want to talk to me unless it’s about Cookie,” Henson joked.
However, Henson quickly got serious and explained that before getting the role of Cookie, she was ready to walk away from film and TV.
Read what she had to say about the life-changing role after the cut.