Taraji P. Henson Gets Sexy for W Magazine cover, talks ‘Empire’ character

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Taraji P. Henson is one hot Cookie.

The “Empire” star graced the cover of W Magazine’s August 2015 issues, showing off her sexy curves and even showcasing a nip slip. On the cover of the mag the actress, 44, dons a white sheer shirt, blue jeans and a few simple silver bracelets. The starlet’s hair is slicked back off her face with a nude lip and bronze smoky eye.

The inside photos feature Henson in a silk button up, that is completely unbuttoned exposing a tiny bit of nipple. Another photo shows off her sultry curves in a beaded halter dress. Henson believes that it is the style of her character Cookie from “Empire” that really connects viewers her.

“They want Cookie,” the singer told the mag in regards to how her fans related to her character. “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,” she adds. 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.”

Although Henson admits that when she was first approached to take on the role by the show’s creator, Lee Daniels, she wasn’t interested, but now it so glad she did.

“Not only would I never be offered a character like Cookie in a movie, but she doesn’t exist,” she explained. “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.”

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