Empire will return to FOX later this month with its third season, but how long will Taraji P. Henson stay on the popular drama? Entertainment Weekly asked the busy actress that very question in a recent interview.
Henson stars on the FOX series as Cookie, and she is not ready to leave Cookie or the series behind just yet. She said the following:
“Well of course, I want it to go into syndication. It’s not like it’s a bad job. You see how much fun we have. Even with the crew, you can feel the energy on this set. So it’s not like it’s a bad job. But what I’m starting to find is that now I’m getting more offers for features.”
Henson made it clear that she does not want to be known just as Cookie. She has many other characters that she wants to play. She said:
“I haven’t played a superhero yet, I haven’t played a psycho character yet. I want to play a man, like I want to really disappear. I have so much to do.”
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