Taraji P. Henson is already receiving a lot of talk about her role in the movie “Hidden Figures” in which she play Katherine Johnson, a mathematician who worked for NASA in the 1960s, but the actress reveals that she accidentally became her “Empire” character ‘Cookie’ during a confrontation scene in the movie.
“Because I had not properly deconstructed from Cookie, I was trying to be Katherine but still handling him like Cookie but trying to keep it together,” Henson recalls. “That scene, I didn’t nail, and the Virgo in me would not let me sleep, would not let me eat. I literally started throwing up my food.”
Henson was able to re-shoot the scene for the movie which will be in theaters January 13th!