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Watch Taraji P. Henson go Full Cookie Lyon on ‘The Tonight Show’

You have to love Taraji P. Henson. She’s completely taken the world by storm as Cookie Lyon in the last year and she just keeps on pushing, with her latest announcement of her role in the movie Hidden Figures

On Wednesday night she appeared on “The Tonight Show” with Jimmy Fallon and  brought Cookie back to our television screens for a good laugh.

Fallon challenged Taraji to play The Acting Game, where they take turns answering a phone and acting out randomly assigned fake scenarios. For both of her scenarios, Henson brought out Cookie Lyon and the result was absolutely hilarious.

READ: Taraji P Henson Will Star In A Movie About NASA’s Black Female Mathematicians 

The pair of them did some acting warm ups before starting the game and it was a great reminder of how naturally fun and funny the star is.

Henson’s first challeneg was to play Cookie as an astronaut who had just discoverd that NASA was extending her space mission by six months.

Her answers were a reflection of what every woman worries about when stranded in space.

“See I got a nail appointment, I haven’t been waxed. I’m looking like a woolly mammoth up here. There are no sidewalks on the moon, sweetheart. Fur does not work well in space.”

Watch the whole clip of The Acting Game and have yourself a good laugh! 

Ariel Leconte

Ariel Leconte

Ariel is the Associate Editor of Jawbreaker and creator of Revolutionary In Pink Pumps blog. She is equally obsessed with social justice, lipstick, culture, and red wine.