Empire’s Cookie: Lupita inspires me
Empire’s lead actress, Taraji P. Henson, better known by stage name, Cookie, has expressed her admiration for Hollywood sensation Lupita Nyong’o’s short hair.
Despite Taraji looking beautiful in her trademark long hair, she questions if the length of a woman’s hair actually defines beauty.
“As women we put so much emphasis on our hair! As if hair defines beauty?” said the award-winning actress.
Denouncing the societal notion which correlates long hair and beauty, Taraji openly appreciated short hair beauties Lupita Nyong’o alongside Viola Davis among others. She termed them ‘bold’.
“I am always so grateful for women who are free and bold enough to cut it all off @lupitanyongo @vbozeman @violadavis @saintrecords and many more. You all inspire me!”
Taraji, however, says that in spite of her approval of short hair, she cannot chop her hair due to the shape of her head.
“Unfortunately I cannot rock very short hair. The way my head is set up!” She wrote.
About Empire’s ‘Cookie’
Empire is an American drama television series which debuted on Fox on January 7, 2015.
It centers on an entertainment company, Empire Entertainment, and the conflict among the members of the founders’ family as they fight for control of the company.
Terrence Howard plays Lucious Lyon in the series. He is a former drug dealer turned hip hop mogul and CEO Empire Entertainment. In the first season, he learns he has disorder that involves death of neurons.
Following his diagnosis, his past sins come back to haunt him.
Taraji P. Henson, playing Cookie, is Lucious’ outspoken ex-wife and mother of their three sons.
She served a 17-year stretch in prison for drug dealing. She sees herself as the sacrificial lamb for Empire Entertainment, because she took the fall for him when she was caught running drugs to finance Lucious’ early career.
Upon her return from prison, she is determined to bring the Lyon family back together and reclaim her share of Empire Entertainment.