Taraji P. Henson confirms that the “Empire” spin-off has been put on hold for the time being.

by Helvine Achieng
June 28, 2021

The Empire  hit drama is set to be transformed into a new spin-off series, but Taraji P. Henson - who plays the part of Cookie Lyon  has revealed that plans for the show have been paused for the time being.


Speaking about the series Taraji stated,


 "I think we're gonna put it to rest for a sec.

"For me, the script has to be right. It has to be worthy of the audience.

“We have to give the audience something incredible, and sometimes, I think you need time, time away.

"I think absence makes the heart grow fonder."


Taraji was also the  host of this year's  BET Awards that happened   this weekend.On the show, she stated that this years show was all about Fashion which in deed we saw over the weekend .


 "It's all about the fashion. I would have to say for this one, it's about the entrance.

"I’m always going to try to make you laugh and forget about the woes and the troubles of the world, so look forward to a lot of fun, a lot of laughter, because that's what I like to do."


"What I love particularly about this year, is that we are celebrating the black woman.

"This is the year of the black woman because the black woman has made incredible strides in changing history, politics, music - you name it, we done it."