Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson have some crazy proper chemistry. they had it in Hustle & flow, they had it when they hosted the Soul train Awards, and they have it now on their hit Fox show, “Empire.” It’s that chemistry and connection that they have got, which was behind Henson vouching for Howard to star alongside her on “Empire” as Lucious Lyon. Howard and Henson cover the brand new problem of entertainment Weekly, and inside, she explains how the “deep love” Cookie and Lucious have is much like the affection she and Howard have for each other.
“I just knew it had to be him. when I study the script, i used to be like, ‘this is that deep love that you can’t provide an explanation for, that you just see, and Terrence and i've that for each other.”
So with that in mind, why haven’t the pair tried to connect romantically? Or at least, why didn’t they date in between Howard’s 15 marriages? (kidding!) Howard says it’s due to the fact Henson didn’t look at him in that way, and he realized this while they were working on 2005’s Hustle & flow.
“We’re like father and daughter, mom and son, brother and sister. We’ve never been lovers. when i was doing Hustle & flow, i used to be like, ‘I know I’m playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me.’ Taraji was the only one which didn’t want to.”
well, as Tyrese said, Henson isn’t one of those actresses out here looking to sleep her way to the top. She’s pure talent, and the biggest cause why “Empire’s” ratings keep growing from week-to-week. So in case you have been hoping for Taraji + Terrence, you’ll just need to accept Cookie + Lucious. We’re just fine with that, as it’s so enjoyable to look at!