With it being the last day of Women’s History Month, I felt it was only right to “talk ish” about the most talked about woman today, which is Ms. Taraji P. Henson.
Evey since the Fox television series, Empire aired, Wednesdays have not been the same . What was once known as WCW (Women Crush Wednesday), immediately turned into “Watch Cookie Wednesday” solely because of Taraji’s character, Cookie Lyon. Unfortunately, fans more specifically #CookieMonsters are experiencing all forms of withdrawals and abandonment since the season finale and can hardly wait for season 2. But before there was Cookie, there was: Yvette, Shug, Pam, April, Sherry, Lauren, Terri and that’s only to name a few of the characters Taraji has played. In other words, Taraji has always been a BEAST on the tv & movie screen.
When I first read about how Taraji got her start as an actress, it truly inspired me. She took the biggest risk in her life as a single mother and it worked out perfectly for her. Taraji has always seemed down to earth on and off the screen. She never came off as a “diva” or “hollywood”. Anytime a person takes the time out of his or her extremely busy day with a million other things going on to personally reply & repost as many fans’ comments, pictures & videos as he or she possible can, tells me a lot. That along shows that Taraji is truly appreciative of the position that she’s in and forever grateful.
For those who may be aware, Taraji is a very diverse actress that can play just about any role. The roles that Taraji have played gave viewers a different prospective & understanding of how certain woman deal with certain situations. Taraji has the capability to portray a misguided woman who makes repeatedly mistakes which reflected in Baby Boy and Hustle & Flow, but Taraji has also portrayed a dominate woman, which reflects in Think Like A Man & Think Like A Man Too. But one thing you can say about all of Taraji’s characters is that in each movie, each character definitely learned a valuable lesson and things worked out for each of them.
Overall, Taraji has been featured in 28 films, 13 television shows, and has won & been nominated for numerous awards throughout her career according to Wikipedia. I will agree, at this point of Taraji’s career, her character Cookie is the center of attention. When it comes to Cookie, you never know what to expect next and she definitely holds her entire family down! Each Lyon can count on Cookie no matter if they are right or wrong. Cookie undoubtedly will have their back.
As we patiently await for the return of Cookie on Empire, we also await to see the next big move Taraji makes. No matter what, I am sure Ms. Taraji P Henson won’t let us down.