By Glam & Essence
Award winning actress, Taraji P. Henson is getting married,and she is busy planning her spring wedding and preparing for the end of her hit TV show, Empire. Extra caught up with the star at NASA’s Breakthrough Prize Awards, where she discussed her next steps after the show’s finale.Hear her,
“We just filmed episode 10 of 20. We’re at the halfway mark now,” Henson told Extra about Empire‘s sixth and final season. “It’s starting to get a little sad.”
Promos for the final season show Cookie Lyons, Henson’s character, in therapy– a mental health practice that sometimes comes with a negative stigma in the Black community. Henson said she is proud that her show is tackling mental health issues.
“I love Empire. I love the subject matter and how we handle it head-on,” she told Extra. “I love that since the pilot we’ve been dealing with mental health issues in the African-American community… and now we see Cookie, this woman deemed to be so strong, show that she needs help as well and dealing with that and the difficulties of allowing yourself to be vulnerable.” According to The grio.
When Empire ends, Taraji said she will be looking for comedy projects.
“I’m looking for a lot of comedy. I want to laugh. The state of the world now, I think people need a good laugh,” Taraji said.
In her immediate future, she plans to marry her beau Kevin Hayden. The date for the nuptials between Taraji and her beau,Kelvin Hayden is planned for next spring, April 4, 2020.
Taraji had revealed in September that she’ll be donning Vera Wang for her big day. “I trust Vera! ,that’s why I had her make the dress, so I don’t have to lose sleep. I know she’s going to make me look beautiful.”