Posted by | Ray Cornelius 

Award winning actress Alfre Woodard has been tapped to play Taraji P. Henson‘s mother in the popular Fox series, EMPIRE. Henson posted the exciting news on her Instagram page on Friday evening featuring a photo of her with Woodard.

“Meet #Cookie ‘s momma!!!! Wooooohooooo I Love working with this woman!!!! Who remembers the movie Queen #AlfreWoodard first played my mother in?!?! 💋💋💋 #Repost @empirefox,” said Henson.

Henson hinted a few years ago that she wanted Motown singing legend Diana Ross to play her mother and Ross’ Lady Sings the Blues/Mahogany co-star Billy Dee Williams to play her father.

This is the second time Henson and Woodard have played mother and daughter. The two appeared together in Tyler Perry’s The Family that Preys.

EMPIRE returns to Fox on March 28.

Stay tuned…

Photo Credit: Instagram/Taraji P. Henson