Taraji P. Henson SNL Promos: Don't Mess with Cookie!

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In a set of new promos for her upcoming Saturday Night Live hosting gig, Taraji P. Henson proves to be little too much like her Empire character, the beloved Cookie.

See what we mean in the hilarious video below, as Henson shows Taran Killam why you don't want to mess with Cookie Lyon. EVER.

After slapping him, Henson was glad to show Killam how to handle a confrontation with cast member Kyle Mooney, using just the right amount of sass and a touch of terror.

"Honey Boo Boo, I'm here to get what's mine," the cast member yells.

Other great moments from the promos include Killam flubbing take after take, and pitching Henson the idea of a show called Umpire, the dramatic tale of a family of baseball umpires. 

Henson loves the idea as they act out a dramatic, romantic scene.

Watch the Empire actress make her SNL debut on April 11 and find whether Henson stars in any especially scandalous Saturday Night Live sketches.

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