Tarji P. Henson

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Taraji P. Henson reveals why she was afraid to play ‘Empire’s’ Cookie Lyon in a recent interview.

Henson told TheWrap, “I struggled with it because I was like, ‘Oh, my God. She is so ghetto.’ But then I was like, ‘But she’s so real. She speaks the truth.’”

The second season of Empire, FOX’s smash hit hip-hop drama will premiere Wednesday, September 23 at 9 PM ET/PT. Read more here.

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