Go Cookie! Taraji P. Henson Leaves Lee Daniels Pretty Impressed With Her Twerking Skills—Watch Now!

Empire star has a little fun in her bikini over Memorial Day weekend

By Mike Vulpo May 25, 2015 1:51 AMTags

Go Cookie! Go Cookie!

Actress Taraji P. Henson isn't exactly shy about showing off that incredible figure of hers in the hit series Empire.

So maybe it should come as no surprise that the 44-year-old beauty wasn't afraid to shake it right in front of her boss Lee Daniels this weekend in Las Vegas.

"She's troubled…#Deeplytroubled," Lee joked on Instagram Sunday afternoon with video of the actress twerking in a bikini at TAO Beach. "#SMH #IAintShitForThis @TarajiPHenson." The pair would later head to The Colosseum at Caesars Palace to see Mariah Carey perform.

This isn't the first time Taraji has brought the heat!

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During a recent interview with Angie Martinez, the actress was asked how her character kept things cool between the sheets for her filming partner's sake. As it turns out, it takes some serious effort.

"Every time [Terrence Howard] would get on top of me, I would be [in a little girl's voice], 'Daddy, why are you on top of me? Where's mommy? Why is the door closed?' He would be like, 'Oh no!' But it worked," she explained on Power 105.1. "I would be like, 'Why are you touching me, Daddy?' And he was like, 'Aw, no, that is twisted.' But guess what? We got through the scene real quick."

As for what season two will bring to the table, Taraji teased to E! News that there will be plenty of heat and hopefully a closer look at Cookie's past.

"I want to see what went on the 17 years she was locked up," she shared with us. "That's what I really want to dive into cause 17 years is a long time. We kind of get the family, we have done lots of flashbacks with the family life how they got to where they are, but I think people really want to know what happened those 17 years she was locked up."