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Taraji P. Henson Reveals What’s Next After 'Empire'

Taraji P. Henson Reveals What’s Next After 'Empire'
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Taraji P. Henson is planning her wedding — and planning for the end of “Empire.”

“Extra” was with the star at NASA’s Breakthrough Prize Awards.

Taraji said of “Empire’s” final season, “We just filmed episode 10 of 20. We’re at the halfway mark now. It’s starting to get a little sad.”

New promos show her character Cookie in therapy. Henson said, “I love ‘Empire.’ I love the subject matter and how we handle it head on. I love that since the pilot we’ve been dealing with mental health issues in the African-American community…. and now we see Cookie, this woman deemed to be so strong, show that she needs help as well and dealing with that and the difficulties of allowing yourself to be vulnerable.”

What’s next for her? “More comedy. I’m looking for a lot of comedy. I want to laugh. The state of the world now, I think people need a good laugh.”

Meanwhile, her wedding to Kevin Hayden is five months away. Taraji revealed the one thing she wants to make sure of is that “the food is good.”

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