By Chris Witherspoon –theGrio
Taraji P. Henson graces the cover of July’s Allure magazine, and in it, she opens up about everything from her dating life to her beloved Empire character, Cookie Lyon.
Henson opens up on her hard and fast rule of not dating her co-stars.
“I always wanted to be known for my work. Not who I dated. Not who I slept with…. I have a gift, and my gift is acting,” Henson says. “I started in the business at 26 with a kid, so I was smart enough to know reality from fantasy. I didn’t want to blur the lines. This is a job that I have to do. I cannot get caught up in it. And if I sleep with these guys, why would they want to work with me again?” Why wouldn’t they? “The conquest is up,” she says.
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