Taraji P. Henson might have landed the role of Cookie Lyon in less than a minute, but in those few seconds she had some fierce competition...from James Corden.
The Late Late Show host first lauded her performance on Empire Tuesday and said that he "couldn't imagine" anybody else for the part, but then he informed viewers that she didn't get the job so easily and showed the audience her audition tape for the part.
As Henson waited to be called into her tryout, Corden walked in dressed in his best fur coat, wig and pearls. Corden's "Cookie" sat down next to Henson, who was nothing but cordial to the late-night talk show host, but the tide soon turned.
"You're messing with the wrong bitch you bougie trick," Corden muttered under his breath. Intimidation tactics began from the start.
With a couple of minutes to spare before his audition, Corden's "Cookie" decided to run through the lines just one more time, much to Henson's chagrin.