Actress Taraji P. Henson, who makes it known that she is nothing without God, has earned the Entertainer of the Year title, from USA Today. Her role as Cookie Lyons has changed the actress’s life in just a year, as well as our Wednesday night’s.
Before Empire, Henson use to be able to go out without being noticed, but no more:
“Like, I could still go to Target and the grocery store without being harassed. It’s different now,” she says with a laugh. “I can’t really go anywhere.”
Henson goes on to say that life has changed dramatically:
“Life has changed for me dramatically,” Henson told USA Today. “Who thought Cookie would bring me this kind of notoriety? This is the type of character that people judge — she went to jail she sold drugs. But what happens? (People) run to her? Blows me away every time. That goes to show people like real.”
Movie projects (earmarked for Henson’s summer hiatus) are calling her name. Vacation? “What is that?” she says. Instead, Henson is beginning to flex her muscle as a producer, having just helmed a holiday variety show for Fox. “I’m trying to capitalize on the success and get more business,” she says. “I’m looking to create more opportunities for other young artists coming up behind me, because I can’t do this forever.”
Congratulations again Taraji P. Henson!!!
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