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PHOTOS: Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine; Says Cookie Lyon Is The American Dream

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

That Cookie Lyons reign just won’t let up! Fresh off the Studio 54, disco inspired theme for her Allure Magazine cover shoot Taraji P. Henson has just landed the cover of W Magazine.

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The 44-year-old looks effortlessly gorgeous with minimal hair and makeup. Henson gives a lustful look for her cover shot wearing jeans and a white t-shirt. Inside, she gets a little more reveling in a red blouse, no bra and a hint of areola.

In her interview with magazine, she shares that’s she’s unfazed about the criticism she’s received for her award winning role on Empire.

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“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.”

Henson, who defied the odds and graduated from Howard University after having her son in her junior year, shares that she and Cookie’s background’s are similar.

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

“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.”

Check out the flawless pictorial of Henson below.

Empire returns for Season 2 September 23rd on FOX.

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

Taraji P. Henson Covers W Magazine

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