Taraji P. Henson Proves She's Actually Cookie in Saturday Night Live Promos

Taraji P. Henson SNL

You won’t see any flying shoes in the just-released promos for Taraji P. Henson‘s episode of Saturday Night Live (NBC, 11:30/10:30c), but you will see plenty of face-on-face action — because Cookie Lyon always gets her man.

An earnest Taran Killam stands alongside the Empire scene-stealer for a series of videos in which Henson slaps him, teaches him her ways and, inevitably, gets down and dirty. (That sexual tension. Yowza.)

This is actually a pretty huge week for Henson; in addition to her SNL debut, news broke Monday that she’ll be heading back to CBS’ Person of Interest for a special cameo appearance this season.

Now, the only question is: Will Henson seek revenge for SNL‘s disappointing Empire parody a few weeks ago? Someone’s got to answer for that.

Hit PLAY on the preview video below to enjoy Henson and Killam in all their glory:

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  1. Mr. Tran K says:

    Hope SNL won’t do another EMPIRE sketch like they did with Chris Hemsworth last month.

  2. dan says:

    That slap looked pretty brutal.

  3. Ich zdaniem jedne podatki są z definicji przerzucalne, jak podatki pośrednie,
    a inne nie – jak podatki dochodowe, gruntowe i podatki od kapitału.

  4. Hello. Recently during a chat (uploaded to youtube) with Wendy Williams, Ms. Henson and Wendy proclaimed their love for a rapper named Pitbull.

    Search Pitbull’s lyrics page to learn about the character of the man these celebrities adulate.

    How can a sane, civilized, educated person respect a man who promotes hate, lawlessness and characterizes females as animals?

    For an example search PitBull “305 Anthem” lyrics.


    • kn1231 says:

      Does Pitbill write his own music, I think that gives him a bit too much credit. Regardless, I think it’s hard to judge people on their taste in music. There are a ton of lyrics out there that so many people find inappropriate. And a lot of people listen to songs because they like the beat/music and aren’t even paying attention to the lyrics. For example, Pitbull may have lyrics like you referenced in some songs, but other song could be completely clean and fun (I can’t confirm this though because I don’t listen to his music). Point is, you can really bash someone for their taste in music.

  5. Dominic says:

    I can’t in good conscience and won’t watch any of her shows after playing the race card twice. The officer bent over backwards and treated her son more than fairly. She pulled the race card then and another time at USC. That is pure racism. I am boycotting her shows.

  6. DarkDefender says:

    Looks fun.. Here’s hoping for a good week. I am expecting Cookie in some other situation, since the Empire parody has already been done with Helmsworth. Taraji is a spitfire!