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Empire Sneak Peek: Courtney Love and Taraji P. Henson Preview the Rock Icon's Daring Debut

Eye contact. Trust. And a little bit of improvised wailing.

Those are just a few of the secret ingredients that helped Taraji P. Henson and guest star Courtney Love connect —  and create instantaneous chemistry — as the rocker/actress begins an arc as drug-addled (and occasionally difficult) diva Elle Dallas this Wednesday (9/8c) on Fox’s breakout hit Empire.

The following exclusive video not only features Henson and Love discussing their time on set together, but also includes snippets of three major scenes, including one in which Henson’s Cookie tracks down Elle — and confronts her about her habit — in a seedy motel room.

Press PLAY below for the full preview, then hit the comments: On a scale of one to “Boo-boo Kitty,” what’s your anticipation level for Empire‘s newest story arc?