Los Angeles, CA – Though Empire star Jussie Smollett was not too long ago indicted on 16 felony counts and charged with submitting a false police report associated to an alleged hate crime in Chicago, Taraji P. Henson infers that all the things is okay on set.

According to an interview with Entertainment Tonight, the Golden Globe Award-winning actress insists the temper remains to be enterprise as standard, contemplating the authorized predicament Smollet is in.

“It’s an excellent environment,” Henson informed ET of being on set following the scandal.

Smollett plead not responsible to all 16 counts on Thursday (March 15.)

Though nearly all of the interview centered across the rumors and the fledgling new season of Empire, the What Men Want actress did handle to plug her upcoming movie The Best Of Enemies, the place she is about to painting Civil Rights Activist Ann Atwater.

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“Racism remains to be right here and we’re nonetheless coping with it and that’s why these motion pictures are necessary,” Henson spoke of her upcoming huge display screen manufacturing.

“And the rationale why I really like this film is the strategy is completely different,” she continued. “Ann realizes she has to alter her strategy.”

Catch all-new episodes of season 5 of Empire proper here, and keep tuned for Henson’s debut as Atwater in The Best Of Enemies in theaters on April 5.

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