Guess Who: Taraji Wants These Black Icons To Play Cookie’s Parents On ‘Empire’

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Who Will Play Cookie’s Parents On Empire?

Taraji P. Henson might just have spilled the beans on two new castings on “Empire.”

Fresh off winning the Critics’ Choice Award for Best Actress in a Drama Series, the actress dished on a potential new twist on the show; the addition of Cookie’s parents.

According to Taraji she’s already picked out her fictitious mother and father and they’re both black icons.

One is a legendary Motown songstress and led one of the world’s best-selling girl groups of all time….

while the other is a Emmy nominated actor and former heartthrob who costarred alongside the aforementioned singer in a 70s film.

 

Can you guess who could be playing Cookie’s parents???

Hit the flip.

Taraji wants Diana Ross…

and Billy Dee Williams…

the stars of “Mahogany”, to reunite on the small screen as her parents.

Via US Weekly:

My wish would be for Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams to play my parents,” the Date Night actress revealed. “I have no idea [who it will be]. I [also] want Oprah too — I want the world!” she added, laughing. “I want everyone on the show — Bill, Hillary [Clinton] — come on! Everybody!”

What do YOU think about Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams potentially portraying Cookie’s parents on “Empire”?

We could def see this working!

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