Jack Nicholson Wants a Bite of Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie

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At Sunday night’s Emmy awards, nominee Taraji P. Henson might not have walked home with a trophy, but she can rest easy that she’s earned the admiration of Oscar-winner Jack Nicholson.

The 45-year-old star of Empire revealed to People magazine on the red carpet before the show that Nicholson carries a torch for her character from the Fox drama.

Henson admitted that her co-star on the show, Terrence Howard, revealed to her that 78-year-old Nicholson was “a fan” of the show.

In response, Henson recounted, “And I was like, ‘What did he say about Cookie?’ and he has a crush on Cookie!”

It should come as no surprise, as Henson’s character on the show is a fan favorite.

And Taraji is pretty great off-screen as well, as she revealed in her super supportive behavior during the awards show when she appeared to be genuinely happy for last night’s winners, especially Viola Davis, her competition in the Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama category.

And in the gallery above, check out Taraji’s glamorous travel style as she and her doggie make their way through LAX to catch a flight.