The August 2015 Issue of Taraji P. Henson in W Magazine has already been revealed. The Empire star, talks about her role on the hit show as Cookie Lyon and how their is the is misconception that Cookie give black women a bad name.
“When I hear that Cookie is a bad representation of black women, I don’t get involved. Maybe Cookie makes you uncomfortable because she reminds you of yourself. People miss the bigger picture when they start judging.”
Later on in her interview with W Magazine. Henson talked about Cookie not being suitable no where else but ‘Empire’ and how she represents the “American Dream.”
“Not only would I never be offered a character like Cookie in a movie, but she doesn’t exist,” Henson said. “Cookie is bold and crazy, and she loves the struggle. She started from nothing, and now she’s at the top. In that way, we’re alike: Cookie is the American Dream.”
The new season of ‘Empire’ is in the works in Chicago and is set to come back for it’s second season September 23rd.