Seems like Tarji P. Henson is getting a tad bit tired of “Empire,” the non-ending saga.
Although Taraji is grateful to be a part of such an epic show, she says Empire could over-saturate the public. The new season is soon to air which is where the comments have stemmed from, and I get it. Too much of something can get boring fast.
Taraji revealed in an interview with Variety, “I could not do this forever. No. Cookie wears me out! She drains me. She is emotionally all over the place. Those writers, they just keep pushing my emotions with every episode. By the 18th episode [of each season], I’m dead. I got to get far away. I don’t wear animal print. I cut my hair into a bob. I don’t wear a weave because I’ve got to get as far away from Cookie as possible.”
She states there truly is no need to keep dragging the show on and on.
“Once it’s syndicated — and then I’m like, ‘Thank you. Goodnight!’ I learned this from the women of ‘Sex and the City’ — you’ve got to know when to go out. You don’t want to overstay your welcome. You want to go out on a high. You want to be remembered as the number one show on the network. I’m going to lose my passion, I know me. And Cookie is enough. I can’t do that for so long.”
I can totally agree because even I have stopped watching Empire due to the constant drag of drama. After a while, you definitely lose people’s attention.