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Taraji P. Henson just brought a whole lot of sexy to the new issue of Entertainment Weekly.

The "Empire" star is the magazine's cover star this month and in the inside spread she ditched her top and showed off her incredible body. We're pretty sure her alter-ego Cookie would be very proud of her absolutely gorgeous spread.

Henson shared several photos from the magazine on her Instagram account and they were jaw-dropping. In one she's posing, sans top, and laughing with her hair flying back behind her. In another she's posed in a set of white sheets, staring seductively at the camera. In another, she's wearing a tiny tiara on her head -- because, she's the queen of the Empire.

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Sooooooo grateful!!! #GodIs #virgoseason♍️ πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #Repost @entertainmentweekly ・・・ All hail @tarajiphenson! πŸ‘‘ The @empirefox star gets real about her path in Hollywood–and what the future holds–in our latest issue. Click the link in our bio for a sneak peek before it hits newsstands tomorrow. πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ“·: James White for EW
GM! When life throws you stones and rocks USE THEM TO BUILD YOUR EMPIRE!!! Oh, and laugh A LOT...........ESPECIALLY at the naysayers while they eat CROW!!!! #LETTHEMEATCROW #watchmework #watchmegrow it's #virgoseason♍️ BIH!!! In case you forgot. πŸ’ͺπŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #Repost @visioninblvck ・・・ Amazing woman @tarajiphenson πŸ’ŸπŸ“Έ #visioninblack
Good morning!!! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
πŸ‘€πŸ˜±πŸ™ŠπŸ˜‚πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹ #Repost @jasonbolden ・・・ #FBF WITH THE QUEEN OF TV @tarajiphenson Crown Brought To You By @dolcegabbana #JSNstyleteam face beat by @ashuntasheriff hair tossed by @marciahamilton eyebrows snatched by @damoneroberts lashes laced by @mehaekim πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
#Repost @entertainmentweekly ・・・ All hail @tarajiphenson! πŸ‘‘ The @empirefox star gets real about her path in Hollywood–and what the future holds–in our latest issue. Click the link in our bio for a sneak peek before it hits newsstands tomorrow. πŸ™πŸ½ πŸ“·: James White for EW
@entertainmentweekly thank you! πŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
Cheers to FRIDAY!!! πŸΎπŸ’‹πŸ’‹πŸ’‹
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In the magazine, Henson opened up about how "Empire" has really opened up new doors for her. She's getting way more feature casting calls than she did before and she's excited about it.

"I love features 'cause it's a chance for everybody to remember she's a character actress, not just Cookie."

"I haven't played a superhero yet, I haven't played a psycho character yet. I want to play a man, like I want to really disappear. I have so much to do," she told EW.

PHOTOS: Look back at Taraji at the Golden Globes

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BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by John Shearer/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson attends the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Taraji P. Henson (L) and Terrence Howard attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actors Taraji P. Henson (L) and Terrence Howard attend the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Jason Merritt/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: In this handout photo provided by NBCUniversal, Presenters Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard speak onstage during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards at The Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Paul Drinkwater/NBCUniversal via Getty Images)
Actress Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for her role in Empire, in the press room at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
Actress Taraji P. Henson poses with the award for Best Actress in a TV Series Drama for her role in Empire, in the press room at the 73nd annual Golden Globe Awards, January 10, 2016, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California. AFP PHOTO / FREDERIC J. BROWN / AFP / FREDERIC J BROWN (Photo credit should read FREDERIC J BROWN/AFP/Getty Images)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for 'Empire,' poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JANUARY 10: Actress Taraji P. Henson, winner of the award for Best Performance by an Actress In A Television Series - Drama for 'Empire,' poses in the press room during the 73rd Annual Golden Globe Awards held at the Beverly Hilton Hotel on January 10, 2016 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Steve Granitz/WireImage)
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