The 44-year-old looks effortlessly gorgeous with minimalÂ 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 thatâ€™s sheâ€™s unfazed about the criticism sheâ€™s received for her award winning role on Empire.
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â€œWhen I hear that Cookie is a bad representation of black women, I donâ€™t get involved. Maybe Cookie makes you uncomfortable because she reminds you of yourself. People miss the bigger picture when they start judging.â€
Henson, who defied the odds and graduated from Howard University after having her son in her junior year, shares that she and Cookieâ€™s backgroundâ€™s are similar.
â€œNot only would I never be offered a character like Cookie in a movie, but she doesnâ€™t exist,â€ Henson said.
â€œCookie is bold and crazy, and she loves the struggle. She started from nothing, and now sheâ€™s at the top. In that way, weâ€™re alike: Cookie is the American Dream.â€
Check out the flawless pictorial of Henson below.
EmpireÂ returns for Season 2Â September 23rd on FOX.