We’ve seen this on The Tonight Show before. The Acting Game is an improv exercise in which players answer a phone as a character given to them, then they have to react to a ridiculous situation as said character. It’s fun, it shows off the acting chops of some supremely talented people, and most of all, it gets pretty weird. But weird is really the only way to go when you’re making up everything on the fly. But, unlike anyone before, Taraji P. Henson dominates Jimmy Fallon’s cute little game with aplomb. She’s a powerhouse of an actress, and this author is still upset that she didn’t win the Academy Award for her role as Queenie in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button.
Taraji P. Henson is just too good. She’s so good, I will continue to write out her full name every time I reference her. No simple “Henson” or “Taraji”. An actress of her caliber must be respected with a reverence shown for few others. Especially when she’s ad-libbing her Empire character Cookie getting the news that her space mission is going to run six months longer than expected. It’s times like these The Acting Game shows how in-tune with their characters these actors are, and answers the important question of how Cookie would react to the news that her space mission is going to run six months longer than expected.