Empire star, Taraji P. Henson covers the Sept. 9th issue of EW. Inside the issue the actress talks Empire season 3, the release of her memoir Around The Way Girl and her new lipstick line with MAC.
From the mag:
(With apologies to Mr. Monster from Sesame Street and oatmeal raisin, Henson is now the world’s most famous Cookie.) “Cookie has all kinds of fans, all,” says Henson, who nabbed a Golden Globe for the role in January. “I get it. She’s my alter ego — we all need a Sasha Fierce [Beyoncé’s alter-ego].” Adds Fox chairman and CEO Dana Walden, “This is the right role at the right time, which is what it takes sometimes to break out a really special performer.”
Henson is now poised for the biggest moment of her career with her third Emmy nomination, the third season of Empire (which bows Sept. 21 at 9 p.m.), the release of her memoir, Around the Way Girl (on sale Oct. 11), a new cosmetics line with MAC, and a starring role in the awards-hopeful film Hidden Figures (due this winter), in which she plays real-life NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson “This is my first time carrying a show and then going to carry a movie,” says Henson. “That’s a lot. It’s so stressful, and I had to really check myself because it’s so easy to take for granted when you get to a certain level. Like check yourself because people pray to be here.”
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