#WCW: The Women Of “Empire” Are Taking Over Primetime Television

Global Grind


It’s Wednesday night, so you know what that means: Empire is on. Although the show is centered around Lucious Lyon and his three sons, the women of the series steal the show.

But just who are these lovely ladies? Take a look…

Taraji P. henson

Cookie Lyon

Cookie, played by Taraji P. Henson, has been deemed the HBIC of primetime television. Her sass and brash attitude have quickly helped her become an icon for African-American women everywhere. Although rumors recently surfaced that Cookie was originally supposed to be played by Monique, we can’t see anyone else slaying the role better than Henson. Cookie Lyon is unstoppable.

Empire, Gabourey Sidibe

Becky Williams

Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Lucious’ hard-working and witty assistant, is just what primetime TV needs. Not only is Becky the trusted Executive Assistant of Empire Records, but she’s one of the few people Lucious trusts. In a recent interview, Gabourey revealed:

“[The part] was originally for a…

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