“I learned this from the women of ‘Sex and the City’ — you’ve got to know when to go out. You don’t want to overstay your welcome. You want to go out on a high. You want to be remembered as the number one show on network,” Henson adds. “I’m going to loose my passion, I know me. And Cookie is enough. I can’t do that for so long.”
While playing Cookie is an emotionally-taxing role, Henson wasn’t always confident that her erratic character would resonate with audiences. When she first read the script for “Empire,” she says she was “scared to death.”
Taraji’s contract ends this year, and FOX wants to sign her on for multiple seasons, but she’s hesitant. “Taraji is the franchise, and she’s milking it big time,” a source tells Radar. “One minute she’s telling them she wants it go to continue for the foreseeable future, the next she’s changed her mind and talking about the next step of her career elsewhere, or needing a break for her personal life.”
“Everybody is bracing for the fact that once she is tired of all this, the whole universe of the series is going to wrap up, and they resent her for it,” the source added. “It’s a big reason why she is treated like royalty on the set and everybody is walking on eggshells around her.”
Well, if Taraji needs to move on, we are here for it. However, we will believe all of these “sources” when it comes directly from Taraji.