During Sunday’s Emmy red carpet, Lead Actress nominee Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lyon) of Empire, stopped to chat with PEOPLE.com.
When asked of all the celebrities that have come to be obsessed and love Cookie Lyon, who sticks out to her the most? Henson answered: “I guess when Terrence (Howard) told me Jack Nicholson! (Laughs) He said, ‘Jack Nicholson is a fan of Empire!’ I said, ‘What did he say about Cookie?’ And he has like a crush on Cookie!”
Taraji added: “Jack, call me! We haven’t worked together yet. I’m just saying!” Henson was one of the most supportive and popular performers on Emmy night, gushing and sincerely happy for newly-crowned winners including: Regina King and Viola Davis. The actress took to the carpet wearing an Alexander Wang gown.
Empire returns Wednesday night for its second season beginning at 9PMET on Fox!
Watch Taraji’s “Cookie crush” exchange with PEOPLE’s Andrea Lavinthal after the jump! Then let us know, what you think of Nicholson crushing on Cookie? Are you looking forward to the new season of the hottest soap on the air, Empire Wednesday night? What did you think of Henson throughout the Emmy telecast supporting her peers? Comment below!