ET's Nischelle Turner caught up with Empire star Taraji P. Henson, who showed ET why her character Cookie Lyon is the queen of primetime.
Empire is Fox's No. 1 new show due in large part to Henson's captivating performance as the scorned ex-wife of music mogul Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), who returns to town after a 17-year jail stint to claim a stake in the entertainment empire she helped launch.
Along with the main cast (which includes newcomers Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett and Bryshere Gray), Empire has also featured notable guest stars like Cuba Gooding Jr., Naomi Campbell and Gabourey Sidibe. On Tuesday the show announced that Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora would also be making appearances on the hit hip-hop drama this season.
Empire airs Wednesdays at 9 p.m. ET/PT on Fox. And in case you needed another reason to watch, tonight viewers find out what happens when Cookie gets tricked.