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Taraji P. Henson on Hardest Part
Taraji P. Henson on Hardest Part

Taraji P. Henson on Hardest Part of Playing Cookie on 'Empire'

Taraji P. Henson’s life hasn’t been the same since Cookie.

The “Empire” actress discussed how the character has wrecked her personal life in a one-on-one interview with Ryan Reynolds as part of Variety‘s “Actors on Actors.”

“You’re walking down the street and they’re just like, ‘Hey Cookie’ — maybe I didn’t want the world to see how I looked today, maybe I wore these sweats yesterday,” Henson said. “It was fine until Cookie came, I was okay under the radar, I could go to Target. I never saw that coming. I go from this normal life to having to find a house on a private gated road, it’s crazy.”

The interview will air in its entirety on Variety‘s “Actors on Actors” Season 5, presented by The Venetian Las Vegas, which debuts on PBS SoCal on Jan. 3.

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