It was only right: Taraji P. Henson went full-on Cookie in the promo for her upcoming hosting gig on Saturday Night Live. Answering Taran Killim’s inquiry as to whether or not she was anything like her Empire character in real life, Henson replied with a slap across the face.
“Now don’t ask questions you won’t like the answers to, little boy!” she told him, offering a pageant-like smile thereafter.
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Cookie’s cameo did not end there. Henson then offered Killim advice on how to retrieve his dressing room from a certain squatter. Instructing him to put his hand on his hip to take a stance that has become a signature of her sassy character, Henson gives him a very specific quote to relay.
“Honey boo boo, I’m here to get what’s mine,” she said, also adding a look up-and-down.
Oh, and then Henson Killim recreated Empire with a baseball theme and renamed it – you guessed it – Umpire. Press play and watch their comical spot above.
Taraji P. Henson will host Saturday Night Live this weekend on Apr. 11.