Taraji P. Henson is a certified Hollywood star and she has no issues admitting it.
On the November cover of Essence magazine, the beautiful Empire star says, “I’m just gonna keep amassing an audience. Everything was strategically planned. This is what all my efforts are for.”
“Even though people are just finding me now as Cookie, thank God for Netflix because people are so moved by my performance they’re like, ‘Where has she been?’ I’ve always said I want to do the type of work that people study.”
Looking stunning in Fausto Puglisi, she also mentions that she is not here for people who don’t take the acting craft seriously.
“These kids are thinking they can do reality TV and come and do this craft that I studied, sweated and grinded,” she said. “People forget it’s a craft because it’s so pop now…Can they make me believe the words coming out of their mouth.”
The full issue hits newsstands October 16.
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1. Happy 45th Birthday Taraji P. Henson!
Without a doubt, Taraji P. Henson is one of our favorite actresses! Whether she's running things on 'Empire', cursing Tyrese out on 'Baby Boy' or the nurse that cares for Brad Pitt in "The Curious Case of Benjamin Button", we can't get enough of her. It doesn't hurt that she makes being a woman in your 40s look amazing! Check out all the times she was smoking hot.
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2. When Someone Caught Her Flexing For The 'Gram
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3. When She Donned A 60s Bouffant HairStyle
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4. When She Decided To Take A Seat On The Floor
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5. When She Posts Throwback Photos Of Her Looking Exactly The Same
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6. When She's Dressed Up As Cookie
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7. When She's Channeling Rosie The Riveter
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8. When She's At The Beach
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9. When She Takes Photos With Resting Bitch Face
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10. When She's On The Cover Of Any Magazine
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11. ….See, Any Magazine?
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12. She's Just Not Playing Fair At This Point
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13. When She Wears All White
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14. When She's With Terrance Howard
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15. Especially When She's With Terrance Howard
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16. When There's More Than One Of Her
There are many ways to have #TheCookie #Empire #EmmyMagazine 💋💋💋
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17. When She Steps Out At Awards Shows
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18. When She Goes To The Gym
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19. When She Was Voted One Of People's Magazine's 50 Most Beautiful People
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20. When Her Dress Is Missing Half Of The Material