Time Magazine has released the list of their 16 Most Influential Fictional Characters of 2015, which Taraji P. Henson’s character as Cookie in Empire topped the list.
According to TIME;
- “With her high-drama scheming and higher- drama wardrobe, the Lyon family matriarch (played by Taraji P. Henson) was the biggest draw on TV’s most popular new show, Empire , luring more than 13 million viewers a week. In addition to spawning countless memes and catchphrases , she also helped inspire a clothing line at Saks Fifth Avenue. As Cookie herself said, “That’s my name. Take a bite.”