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SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE: Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Visits SESAME STREET

April 12, 2015 by  
Filed under Saturday Night Live

EMPIRE’s Taraji P. Henson has been one of the big breakout stars this television season, and naturally, when she hosted SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE, they had her portray her character Cookie Lyon. But since the show recently did an EMPIRE parody, SNL did the next best thing for Henson’s episode: they brought Cookie to SESAME STREET. And it was amazing.

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https://youtu.be/CToJuXILmKw

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Taraji P. Henson on PERSON OF INTEREST Fan Love, and Her New Show, EMPIRE Providing a ‘Role That Actors Wait a Lifetime For’

September 12, 2014 by  
Filed under Empire, Person of Interest

Taraji P. Henson has kept busy during her nearly two decades of acting — including an Oscar nomination for her role in THE CURIOUS CASE OF BENJAMIN BUTTON — but she admitted to me she’s still a little shocked by the sheer amount fan love she’s received from her time playing Joss Carter on CBS’ PERSON OF INTEREST.

“Isn’t that something?” Henson asked. “It blows me away. And it reminds me of why I got into acting; I do this because I feel like God gave me a gift. My father always said if you’re blessed, you have to go out into the world and be a blessing. I get to touch people and give them a cathartic experience. Or let them see a little bit of themselves. Or see somebody who needs help. So when I get this feedback from people saying Carter has touched their lives, I get goosebumps and I get emotional. Because that’s all I want to do. That’s why I do what I do.”

And while Henson knew Carter’s tragic demise was coming, what she didn’t realize was how much her exit would rock fans.

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