Taraji P. Henson isn’t stressing over “Empire” co-star Jussie Smollett’s legal woes. The actress opened up — but only slightly — about life on the set of the hip-hop themed hit since Smollett was first exposed as allegedly staging his own hate attack. “It’s a great atmosphere,” Henson, 48, told Entertainment Tonight on Sunday. ATTORNEY FOR BROTHERS IN ALLEGED JUSSIE SMOLLETT HOAX SAYS THEY WERE TAKEN ADVANTAGE OF She quickly pivoted the conversation to be about the content of the show, rather than the controversy surrounding her colleague. Taraji P. Henson and Jussie Smollett “Cookie’s on a really emotional roller coaster this year,” Henson said of her fan-favorite character, Cookie Lyon. “She’s finding herself.” JUSSIE SMOLLETT NEWS COVERAGE JUST ONE OF MANY MEDIA FAILURES Henson and Smollett’s “Empire” co-star Serayah McNeill previously admitted, however, that the scandal has had an impact on the rest of the cast. “I think it definitely has an effect on everyone,” McNeill told Us Weekly. “Right now, everyone is fine and everyone is finishing up the season and being professional about it,” she told the magazine. “Everyone is acting very professionally, we all love this show and we have a job to do.” CHICAGO POLICE OPEN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION… Read full this story
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