If you think Taraji P. Henson looks hotter than ever on the cover of W magazine's August issue, then just wait until you see the inside photos. The 44-year-old actress — yes, you read that right — leaves a little more to the imagination in jeans and a slightly sheer t-shirt but goes nearly topless in her editorial. Along with posing for sexy snaps, Taraji opened up about her role as the "bold, crazy" Cookie Lyon on Empire and revealed that she almost turned down the now-infamous part because she thought the show would be "so stupid." She also talked about auditioning to play Brad Pitt's foster mum in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and how concerned he and wife Angelina Jolie were when she didn't win the Oscar. Keep reading for more quotes (and hot photos) of Taraji in W magazine's Pop Issue.