Taraji P. Henson Channels Cookie in New 'Saturday Night Live' Promos [Photos + Video]


Taraji P. Henson is scheduled to host Saturday Night Live this weekend (April 11), and NBC has released a three-minute promotional video of the Empire star alongside SNL cast member Taran Killam.

In the clip, Taraji, in true Cookie Lyon form, slaps Taran after he asks her if she’s anything like her character in real life.

Taraji also teaches Taran how to confront someone he has an issue with. “Here’s what you do: you walk up to him, and you put your hand on your hip like this, right, and you say to him, ‘Honey boo boo, I’m here to get what’s mine!'”


In the final clip, the pair don protective headgear and star in Umpire, a baseball-themed soap opera and a clear play on the word “empire.”


Watch the promo video below.

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