WATCH: Taraji P. Henson explains how race affects her career, and raves over Empire & ‘Proud Mary’

Taraji P. Henson will soon be spearheading a fresh wave of Black female action films with the release of her power-packed movie ‘Proud Mary’ at the top of the new year, but before toting guns and doing stunts on the big screen, you can first catch her on the upcoming fourth season of Empire when it goes into rotation on September 27th.

Watch as she hits The Today Show to rave over the new season, evolving as “Cookie”, and more.