In the screenshot of their text exchange, the Hidden Figures star sent a series of red exclamation points to Spencer and said, "Did you mean to post nudes on your story?" The question was followed by a huge space (so that it couldn't be seen from a preview), followed by a message that read, "April Fools! Just kidding, in case your heart dropped!" Spencer's shock was evident in her response: "Girl my heart dropped. Lmao."
But Henson wasn't satisfied with giving one friend a scare. The 50-year-old actress apparently sent the fake alert to a bunch of people, who sounded off in the comments. Her Empire co-star Gabourey Sidibe said, "I got it too! I threw the phone!" Meanwhile, fellow Think Like a Man actress Gabrielle Union shared, "She got me too!!!!! I was shaking!!!" Even InStyle editor-in-chief Laura Brown was targeted, as she jokingly declared, "I got it too from the Very Mean Lady. @tarajiphenson."
Fans got a huge kick out of the joke, like one user who wrote, "THATS hilarious!! You must have been sweating Miss Octavia." Another shared a series of laughing emojis and commented, "Now that's funny!"
Well done, Henson. Well done.
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