Taraji P. Henson Improvises for the Acting Game With Jimmy Fallon

The two took turns answering a phone and acting out random fake scenarios, such as an astronaut Cookie getting stuck on a space station for an extra six months.
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Taraji P. Henson and Jimmy Fallon

Taraji P. Henson's improv chops are as sharp as Cookie's wit.

During Wednesday night's episode of The Tonight Show, the Empire star played "The Acting Game," in which she answered a phone and acted out random fake scenarios, such as an astronaut Cookie getting stuck on a space station for an extra six months and a pregnant friend's husband missing from the delivery room while triplets are born.

After properly warming up with vocal exercises, Henson made sure to still blame all problems on Lucious Lyon, including when she really needs a wax—"Fur does not work well in space," she reflected.

Meanwhile, Fallon was tasked with sharing Netflix recommendations with the Queen while dealing with a very upset stomach, complete with very realistic sound effects from Steve Higgins.

Watch the video below.

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