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Taraji P. Henson Sleeping Instagram Video

Taraji P. Henson Gets Caught Sleeping on the Set of Empire, Appropriately Freaks Out

Taraji P. Henson scored an Emmy nomination for outstanding lead actress in a drama series, and her Empire costar Jussie Smollett had a hilarious way of sending his congrats. On Thursday, the actor shared a behind-the-scenes Instagram video of Taraji snoozing on the set, writing, "Congrats to one of the greatest leading ladies of all time... @tarajiphenson on your #Emmy nomination. You are the most elegant, classy, inspiring artist and I love you more than words. This ones for you."

In the clip — which Jussie said was from last week — Taraji is just minding her own business, trying to catch a few zzz's in between shots. Her sleepy side-eye and complete freak-out once she wakes up and notices she's being filmed is seriously amazing. When Taraji caught wind of the funny shout-out, she reposted the video to her own feed, adding, "YOU KNOW THIS IS WAR @jussiesmollett." Watch the video above now, and see Taraji's recent sexy spread for W Magazine.

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