taraji p henson, terrence howard,*The chemistry between Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard is there, but not the sex. Although they do have a deep love for one another like their characters on “Empire.”

“I just knew it had to be him. When I read the script, I was like, ‘This is that deep love that you can’t explain, that you just see, and Terrence and I have that for each other.”

The frequent co-stars never had a fling. Howard explained why they didn’t hook up while filming “Hustle & Flow,” according to Essence.

“We’re like father and daughter, mother and son, brother and sister. We’ve never been lovers. When I was doing ‘Hustle & Flow,’ I was like,  ‘I know I’m playing this character right if all my female co-leads want to sleep with me.’ Taraji was the only one that didn’t want to.”

But as Tyrese Gibson once said, Henson isn’t one of those actresses who sleeps her way to the top. Her success is based off of her pure talent.