[With Fox’s long-awaited “Empire” show set to premiere tonight at 9 PM EST, cast member Grace Gealey talks to SOHH about Timbaland’s executive music producer’s impact and where she’ll be when the series premieres.]
We have a lot of new, amazing, addictive music. There’s a ton of amazing talent on the show. You will see singers, you will see rappers. Timbaland is the executive music producer on this and the sound is fresh and new. It is amazing.
There is a lot of hip-hop and R&B. Those are kind of the makings of the show. That’s because of everything going on. It’s really based on the talent that we’re highlighting in that episode.
You’re going to hear a lot of that. Hip-hop, rap, R&B, all of that.
One of my favorite things about this experience has been working with Lee Daniels, Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, but it’s because I’m able to work with them and see the art that I’ve produced be presented in a new light and that has been a joy for me.
Every time I’m on set, I’m met with a new challenge and expectation that I am excited to ride to. I think that’s been the biggest thing for me from this experience.
For the premiere, I’m going to be live tweeting the show. I’m going to be at a live tweet party with a few cast members and we’re going to be tweeting from Chicago. I’m so excited to be with the viewers seeing it for the first time and tweeting along and answering tweets.