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Smoking hot! Taraji P. Henson turns up the heat for W Magazine
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Smoking hot! Taraji P. Henson turns up the heat for W Magazine

Yvonne Williams

Empire star Taraji P. Henson W Magazine is the cover star of W magazine’s Pop Issue.

The 44-year-old actress was smoking hot for the magazine as she gave viewers an eyeful of her delicious assets while pulling off seductive poses.

The star was  photographed by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott and  styled by Edward Enninful.

Check out the photos:

Smoking hot! Taraji P. Henson turns up the heat for W Magazine
Smoking hot! Taraji P. Henson turns up the heat for W Magazine
Smoking hot! Taraji P. Henson turns up the heat for W Magazine

In the magazine she talks about her role as Cookie Lyon in hit Lee Daniels’ Empire:

On considering Empire after first turning it down: “And I wanted to finally make some money,” he told me. “You don’t make any money doing independent films, even if they get nominated for the Oscars and the world says you’re a genius. Doesn’t pay the bills.”

On why her character is such a hit: “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.”

On people not liking Cookie: “When I hear that Cookie is a bad representation of black women, I don’t get involved. Maybe Cookie makes you uncomfortable because she reminds you of yourself. People miss the bigger picture when they start judging.”