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Turns Out Taraji P. Henson Had to Beat James Corden for the Role of Cookie Lyon

Taraji P. Henson’s newly surfaced Cookie Lyon tryout seems like a win-win for everybody: Henson obviously nabbed the role, and James Corden learned the real reason why sidewalks were invented — knowledge is power? (The only true bummer here is The Late Late Show host was reminded once more that not as many people might have seen Into the Woods as he’d have liked.)

Watch Corden, Taraji P. Henson Fight for Cookie