Taraji P. Henson Goes Topless In New Cover Shoot [Photos]

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She came to slay, topless. Empire’s leading lady, Taraji P. Henson, aka Cookie, is oozing with confidence and sex appeal in her new cover shoot where she poses topless.

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The 45-year-old actress says of her larger than life role,

Cookie has all kinds of fans, all. I get it. She’s my alter ego — we all need a Sasha Fierce [Beyoncé’s alter-ego]. This is the right role at the right time, which is what it takes sometimes to break out a really special performer.

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On her upcoming film Hidden Figures, in which she plays real-life NASA mathematician Katherine Johnson, Taraji says,

 This is my first time carrying a show and then going to carry a movie. That’s a lot. It’s so stressful, and I had to really check myself because it’s so easy to take for granted when you get to a certain level. Like check yourself because people pray to be here.

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If you can’t get enough of Taraji, the third season of Empire airs Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. and her new memoir, Around the Way Girl will be released Oct. 11th. 

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Authored by: Kellie Williams