Howard's suit and shirt: David August's first-ever Power Issue, the staff looked at the juggernauts dominating TV, from events to franchises to actors, producers, and other multihyphenates in show business. They were playful, hilarious and—though these two badasses won’t want to hear this—absolutely adorable.  Howard: Hate is the only passion they can express. She sent me a text the other day that just blew my mind, about how much she liked some acting choices I had made, and this was on a day when I thought she was hating me. Howard: Oh, hell yes, but then she’ll give me an accolade that will bring it all around. Henson: We’d never see each other after work if we were shooting there.  Henson: So we leave and Terrence wakes up an hour later and calls Jussie going, “What happened? No matter how tired we are, it pulls us back together as a group. Henson: I just step over them on the way to my dressing room. I had a lot of friends who were nominated that night, like Jon Hamm, Don Cheadle, Viola Davis. Taraji said something that I’ve thought deeply about. ” Jussie always wants to video me looking like hell, but he spares you! Howard: What I’m getting at is that awards are not where our success lies.
I heard the words coming from his mouth,” she recalled.
Lucious said it to Cookie in the first episode of the season: “How is it I can love your ass and hate you at the same time? Howard: You’re about the only person who can hang with me, so they give you all the accolades. Howard: Here’s what was crazy about Emmy night: I’m sitting there in the audience watching all these actors from shows that get one third of the numbers we get, and they’re all hanging and talking and congratulating each other. I never got caught up in all that, “I gotta win this trophy! It’s always great to be nominated and it feels so good, but I don’t want to make my career about attaining an object. He had his shirt pulled up and his stomach hanging out.
We ] That’s why our characters resonate with the audience. She said, “If would not have done as well on those other networks.” That’s because Fox put 30 to 40 million dollars into promoting our show. For me, our numbers are what’s important, because all I’ve ever wanted is to do my art and use my gift.
Although their tempestuous on-and-off again romance on “Empire” is perhaps the steamiest relationship on TV, don’t expect the real-life counterparts of Cookie and Lucious Lyon to fall in love anytime soon on the Season 2 set. Henson explains it, she’s just not that into her co-stars.
In a new interview with Allure magazine, the “Empire” matriarch gets candid about her love life and reveals why fans won’t see her arm-in-arm with a familiar face.
Citing professional decisions, Henson, 44, told the magazine, “I didn't want to blur the lines. I cannot get caught up in it.” In order to avoid awkward on-set altercations or possibly even losing a job, she pointed out how easy it would be to avoid the whole mess.