Terrence Howard: Taraji P. Henson and I Were Husband and Wife in a Past Life — Exclusive
'Empire' co-stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson had a very awkward interaction during See also: Emmys And the winners are. Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson had an awkward exchange that Pak stated that hadn't lived with Howard since August It's not the first time Howard has had on-again off-again relationships with a spouse. Sept 17 Empire was nominated for three Emmys, one for Taraji P. Henson as fans might be wondering if Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are picked up once again about the true nature of their relationship.
I think it has elements of Dynasty, there are elements in the dysfunction of the family in The Sopranos, there is elements of musicals, and Glee, the music. So it's a lot of things this show, it's not one thing. It's very King Lear, very Shakespearian, it's very tragic. So that's what makes it great, because it's something you have never seen on primetime network television.What Do Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard Want to Take From the Empire Set?
And kudos to Fox for being so bold, cause we push the envelope, we are pushing it, and I am the type of artist, if you give me an inch, I am going to try to take a whole mile. So, they won't give me the whole mile sometimes, but they'll give me half of it and I can work with that. And yet there's an echo of Dynasty. Like Blake Carrington, Lucious is a wealthy patriarch struggling with his son's sexuality. Lucious is a straight up man from the 'hood. He is base and he's an animal at nature.
It's not about black eyes and bloody noses, it's life or death with him. Every choice is an extreme choice, because he's been on his own since he was nine years old. Who knows whether he was the victim of some sexual abuse out there in the street or whether he watched it, why is he so homophobic?
You are going to have some people feel the way Lucious does and denounces it and throws his son in the trashcan about it because he's gay, or are you going to have people like Cookie, that I don't care, I love you no matter what. And you can still take over the world. What's amazing is Hakeem's relationship with Jamal. Because Hakeem being a straight brother and being a hip-hop brother, you never see him having any issues with running around and going to clubs with his gay brother.
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That is where the change is coming. Both of you have worked in film. Do you see yourselves as part of that bigger migration to television? Well, let's look at this, at the end of the day it's still a business and we are still trying to stay viable and make money, we have got a lot of bills that have to be paid.
We get to take it to another level with this show. This show in itself is a game changer, so TV is headed to exciting places and that's what drew me to this project, it's a game changer. I've done TV before where you just fall right into the factory. But this was an exciting reason to go back. I should have asked for a Bentley. Taraji and I used to be married in another life.
Cookie and Lucious are obsessed with getting nominated for the ASA awards. As actors, have you ever felt that way? We are not going there, are we? You got a lot of love for that movie. That was years ago, but when was the last time you saw Terrence Howard nominated for something?
I got the number one show in the world!
Show me an actor who can stand up next to me! Here comes the ego.
Can you believe this s--t? It was like a big party.
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I did not say that. Well, what I heard Taraji say was… Henson: You hear a lot of voices, Terrence. Fox saw an opportunity to change the game. You know what she loved more? Seeing all those little girls on YouTube being Cookie. I love those little girls!
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Nobody else could play Cookie like Taraji does. That helps with the bonding. Do you have to pay for anything in Chicago? Of course I do. What are you getting at? Are you kidding me? When we left, Terrence was still sleeping.
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He was snoring and digging in his belly button. He had his shirt pulled up and his stomach hanging out. He looked like Baby Huey. They fell asleep first! You should have seen Taraji. She was knocked out cold like she was in a coma. She was looking like this.