Night Cap: Taraji P. Henson on ‘James Corden’

Taraji P. Henson stopped by the The Late Late Show with James Corden to perform a spoof of her Empire audition and remind us all why no other could slay the role of Ms. Lyons quite like her.

In the three-minute clip, the actress prepares to read lines for the fiery character when the talk show host, dressed in fur, a curly wig and gaudy jewelry, joins her in the waiting room.

What begins as friendly competition quickly turns into an incredibly shady exchange between the two that forces the Oscar nominee to give Corden the read of a lifetime.

Take a look below, and get ready to clutch your pearls.