Shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott, Taraji P. Henson looks super sultry in a series of revealing looks for the latest issue of W Magazine. In the accompanying interview the star reveals that she met Empire creator Lee Daniels when she auditioned for a role in his 2009 film Precious. She also talked about Cookie and why the Empire character is so popular with fans of the show.
“They want Cookie. They see her heart. They see her intentions. And they love her style—her style is 17 years behind the fashion curve, which makes the clothes a character on the show. As Cookie grows, you’ll see her fashion grow. And people love that—she’s a work in progress. The only thing that never changes is her spirit: To me, Cookie is living, breathing, walking truth.”
Read more at W Magazine.