Taraji P. Henson Slaps People as 'Empire's' Cookie in 'SNL' Promos (Video)

The actress also put on a protective mask to star in a baseball-themed soap opera called 'Umpire.'
Taraji P. Henson in 'SNL' promos

Taraji P. Henson is the master of the slap.

The Empire actress hosts this weekend's Saturday Night Live, and promos for the episode feature castmember Taran Killam learning the hard way not to ask if she's like her character Cookie in real life.

"Don't ask questions you don't want the answer to, little boy," Henson tells him after smacking him in the face. 

In another clip, Killam pitches an Empire-style soap called Umpire, about a family of baseball umps. This leads to the two of them donning protective headgear. 

Henson's episode airs April 11 at 11:30 p.m. on NBC, with Mumford & Sons as the musical guest. To see the promos, watch the video below.

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