Why Taraji P. Henson Nearly Turned Down the Role of Cookie in 'Empire'

January 22, 2015 5:34 PM

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Why Taraji P. Henson Nearly Turned Down the Role of Cookie in 'Empire'

Taraji P. Henson's role as Cookie on the new drama "Empire" is one of the juiciest on television, but she nearly turned it down.

"That's what scared me and made me nervous," Henson said. "I didn't know whether I should or I shouldn't [do the show]. Like, 'Is this going to do bad for my career?' That's the first thing you do, you panic. Because I read the script and I'm like, 'Oh my God, this is brilliant but it's scary becaus...

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