The actress revealed that the Oscar-winner is a fan of the Fox show

By Maria Mercedes Lara
Updated September 21, 2015 08:00 AM
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Could Jack Nicholson and Empire‘s Cookie get together? Well, if he reportedly had his way, they would.

Taraji P. Henson revealed to PEOPLE’s Andrea Lavinthal on the Emmy Awards red carpet that the Oscar-winning actor has a crush on her famous character from the hit Fox series.

“[Costar] Terrence [Howard] told me Jack Nicholson is a fan,” Henson, 45, said. “Jack. Nicholson is a fan of Empire. And I was like, ‘What did he say about Cookie?’ and he has a crush on Cookie!”

Advice to Nicholson: If you love Cookie, you better give Henson a call.

“Jack, call me!” said the Emmy-nominated star. “We haven’t worked together yet, I’m just saying.”

As for one of the most talked-about moments on the red carpet – Henson’s Cookie-esque arrival in a sheer Alexander Wang gown – the actress said she was loving her outfit, which she picked out with the designer.

“It’s like, peekaboo you gotta work for that look baby,” Henson joked.

The Emmy Awards aired on Fox on Sunday night on ABC.