The Emmy-nominated actress stopped by The Late Show last night and chatted with Jimmy Fallon about a pesky video her costar Jussie Smollett took of her sleeping on the Empire set during working hours.
In the video, you see a glitter AF Taraji snoozing like Sleeping Beauty while Jussie tries to contain his laughter.
But quickly, things get ugly—well, kinda. You slowly see Taraji’s beautiful eyes awaken from precious slumber. There is a calm three seconds where Taraji isn’t aware of Jussie’s shenanigans. When she catches wind, she screams, “I hate you!” and shuts the camera down. Like a MF boss.
“I was wondering, ’Who’s catchin’ me?'” Taraji told Jimmy last night. “And the snake was right there!”
Jussie, don’t you know better?! If Taraji wants to sleep on the Emprie set, let her. If Taraji wants to make everyone call her Sun Goddess on the Empire set, let her. Hell, if Taraji wants to file her damn taxes on the Empire set, let her. You don’t question royalty. You’re just lucky to be in their presence.