An image from the #lyonsinjoi tour with Terrence Howard and Taraji P Henson

We recently had the opportunity to interview Empire superstars Taraji P Henson and Terrence Howard while they were on their tour of Johannesburg. In their chat with us, the duo share some interesting details about their characters - Cookie and Lucious - with Terrence confessing that Lucious would be "nothing without Cookie".

- See double bills of Empire on Saturdays at 19:20 on FOX. 

Watch the video as the duo share how Terrence landed the role and what they think of each other’s characters:

Their off-air presence is playful and shows that these actors are both professional and have a deep friendship behind the cameras.

Remember to catch double bills of Empire on Saturdays at 19:20 on FOX.