With previous news reported by the New York Post that Henson’s co-star Terrence Howard’s role would be diminished due to his personal drama and domestic abuse allegations indirectly helps the writers with putting more focus on Cookie’s character and family relations.
Viviva A. Fox is joining the cast of the acclaimed show, and she will be playing the big sister of Taraji P. Henson’s Cookie Lyon. The eldest sister will reportedly emerge onto the scene in episode eight.
We’ll see if Fox makes the minimize for that Cookie spin-off creator Lee Daniels retains hyping. She’s got the clout of some of the best actors in the business, and thanks to that this isn’t just a casting designed to get people watching.
“Fox’s character comes to Empire in search of her younger sis for reasons unknown”.
The audience was introduced to another one of Cookie’s sisters, Carol (Tasha Smith), in the first season.
The first season showcased the drama in the lives of the Lyon Family.
“Empire” will return to Fox in less than two weeks but until then check out these other 12 exciting details about the coming second season.
Season 2 will have different guest stars like Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull, Marisa Tomei, Andre Leon Talley, Chris Rock, Kelly Rowland, Ludacris, Ne-Yo, Swizz Beatz, Al Sharpton, and Alicia Keys. In an interview with TVLine last month, Empire show-runner Ilene Chaiken said that Mimi’s sexuality was hardly incidental.