Hey who doesn’t want to be Cookie Lyon? Mama Mafia sure does!
As we count down to the new Fall Season, I suspect we will get more of these! Fox knows what it’s got with this show and they are definitely building on last year’s success. Empire continues to build buzz and rule the air waves.
The October Glamour Magazine focuses on TV and two of our favorite WOC are gracing the cover. Taraji P Henson and Gina Rodriquez split cover duties with Emma Roberts, talking about how they have broken racial barriers in Hollywood.
Remember during the Sony email scandal the executive talked about how a black person couldn’t open a film over seas? Well Taraji’s experience is some what different:
“[Cookie] is everybody’s alter ego. She crosses cultures,” Henson tells the magazine of her Empire character. “[Last year] we went to Paris and screened the pilot for a thousand people. Lee Daniels [the series’ co-creator] brought me onstage. The audience stood up on their feet and clapped. I cried because, for so long in Hollywood, I’ve been told that black women don’t do well overseas, that they can’t open a film overseas.”
Take that Sony!
Read the rest of her interview here.
According to Golden Globe winner Gina, her show isn’t “just a Latino” show:
“People say this is a Latino show. But this is just a show that happens to have people with ancestors who come from other countries,” she says.
Here’s her cover:
Read Gina’s interview here.