Best tressed! Taraji P Henson debuts short amber hairstyle as she promotes Empire at the TCAs
Taraji P Henson premiered a new hairstyle Tuesday in Beverly Hills.
Taking the stage for a panel about her hit series Empire, the 46-year-old starlet flaunted short, curly tresses in an amber hue along with a chic monochrome look.
The DC born star was elegant in a white linen frock paired with dark leggings while she talked about the Fox favorite besides co-stars Terrance Howard and Jussie Smollett.
Hair's the deal! Taraji P Henson premiered a new hairstyle while talking about her hit series Empire in Beverly Hills on Tuesday
Contain yourselves! Though Taraji and Terrence had electric chemistry on stage, they revealed that they had to convince creators to take out a Cookie/Lucious sex scene cut, with the actress explaining ' the power would be lost' if she and her ex had sex
Taraji was dressed to impress in black and white at the Television Critic Association event at the Beverly Hilton Hotel.
There, the Golden Globe winner displayed her new cropped hairdo while clad in a light, linen dress worn over black leggings.
A bejeweled Gucci belt emphasized the actress's hourglass figure while the Hidden Figures star sported stylish flats with sporty laces and sassy large hoop earrings.
White hot! The DC born star was elegant in a white linen frock paired with dark leggings that she paired with lace up black flats
Can't believe her eyes! Taraji pulled out her phone to read what seemed like a scandalous text while she waited for the talk to begin
She added smoky eyes and pink lips as the final touch.
While waiting for the talk to begin, Taraji pulled out her phone and read a text that seemed to scandalized the Howard University alum.
Sitting next to the author-actress was co-star Terrance Howard, who plays Lyon family patriarch and Empire Entertainment CEO Lucious on the music-centric series.
All that glitters! A bejeweled Gucci belt emphasized the actress's hourglass figure while she sat besides her on-screen opposite Terrance Howard
Hat's off! Academy Award nominee Terrence Howard looked sharp as ever in head-to-toe white, adorning the look with a crisp fedora and ivory loafers worn sans-socks
The Academy Award nominee matched his on-screen opposite in his own white hot garb.
He looked sharp as ever in head-to-toe white, adorning the look with a crisp fedora and ivory loafers worn sans-socks.
Co-star Jussie Smollett (who plays on-screen son Jamal) added a splash of color to the stage in a red, long sleeve shirt and shiny, black boots.
On fire! Co-star Jussie Smollett (who plays on-screen son Jamal) added a splash of color to the stage in a red, long sleeve shirt and shiny, black boots
Boy in blue! Show creator-writer-executive producer Lee Daniels was simple and chic in a navy suit and black button up
Show creator-writer-executive producer Lee Daniels was simple and chic in a navy suit and black button up.
Though Taraji and Terrence had electric chemistry on stage, the actors revealed that they had to lobby hard to get a raunchy Cookie/Lucious sex scene cut from this season of the show.
Henson revealed the feminist inklings behind the character choice, explained 'For me, as a woman, I felt that the power would be lost if she had sex with him.'
Coming soon: Empire return for its fourth season come Fall 2017
'Cookie’s trying to evolve. She really loves this man. She just snapped and destroyed the entire Empire [offices] with a bat,' Taraji shared.
'That’s very animalistic. And then to get to that peak of passion, it just felt like it was taking a stronger stance for herself to not fall for flesh… and walk away.'
Empire return for its fourth season come Fall 2017.
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