The actress opened up — however solely barely — about life on the set of the hip-hop themed hit since Smollett was first uncovered as allegedly staging his personal hate assault.
“It is an awesome environment,” Henson, 48, informed Leisure Tonight on Sunday.
She rapidly pivoted the dialog to be in regards to the content material of the present, relatively than the controversy surrounding her colleague.
“Cookie’s on a very emotional curler coaster this yr,” Henson mentioned of her fan-favorite character, Cookie Lyon. “She’s discovering herself.
Henson and Smollett’s “Empire” co-star Serayah McNeill beforehand admitted, nonetheless, that the scandal has had an impression on the remainder of the solid.
“I feel it undoubtedly has an impact on everybody,” McNeill advised Us Weekly. “Proper now, everybody is okay and everyone seems to be ending up the season and being skilled about it,” she instructed the journal. “Everyone seems to be appearing very professionally, all of us love this present and we’ve a job to do.”CHICAGO POLICE OPEN INTERNAL INVESTIGATION AFTER JUSSIE SMOLLETT CASE
Smollett’s co-star and onscreen father, Terrence Howard, voiced help for the troubled actor-singer.
“Empire” producers and showrunners beforehand said that Smollett can be minimize from the rest of Season 5.