'Empire' Star Taraji P. Henson Channels Cookie Lyon & Shows She's The Best "Mom" In The Cutest Way — PHOTO
In early May, fans of Empire got a true gift when Essence released covers featuring the young men of Empire, including Trai Byers (Andre), Bryshere "Yazz" Gray (Hakeem), and Jussie Smollett (Jamal). Like fans who immediately went out and bought all the copies they wanted and could afford, so did Taraji P. Henson. Basically, she showed she's just like her character, Cookie Lyon, and a true Empire mom in the cutest way possible. On Thursday, Henson made it known she bought all four Essence Empire covers, because she loves her TV sons that much.
As you can see below, the actress couldn't help but support Byers, Gray, and Smollett. That's just what a great mom does, right? She captioned the photo as follows: "Coped all four like only a momma would. #Cookieloves her babies!!! @yazzthegreatest @jussiesmollett@traibyers [sic]"
Basically, she is her character, save for trying to smother her significant other with a pillow, like Cookie almost did to Lucious. Anyways, the Empire cast seems super close, and that's one of the reasons the series is so great — in addition to the fantastic actors, characters, and music.
Let's be honest, the show wouldn't be the same without Henson as Cookie, who is one amazing character, woman, and mom.