via EEWMagazine/Article By Hope Johnston:

These are crazy times for the cast members of Fox’s hit show, “Empire,” ever since one of its stars, Jussie Smollett, filed a police report alleging a hate crime.

Taraji P. Henson, known for her role as Cookie Lyon on the series, says she keeps things together—despite public drama, as well as her battle with depression and anxiety—through therapy, and faith in God.

“We’ll never be the same,” the 48-year-old Academy Award-nominated actress told Variety, referencing the impact Smollett’s case has had on everyone connected to “Empire.”

“No one will ever be the same,” she said during her sit-down chat with the publication that named her one of its “Power of Women” nominees. Variety is recognizing Henson for the 2018 launch of The Boris Lawrence Henson Foundation—an organization aimed at getting rid of the stigma surrounding mental health in the black community

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