Hollywood actress Taraji P. Henson recently talked about the success her hit “Empire” show has enjoyed this year and revealed what hip-hop star wants a role on the series.
According to Taraji, who plays “Cookie” on the show, rap heavyweight Lil’ Kim is ready for the spotlight.
Taraji explained how Kim had direct messaged her on Twitter to ask about a guest role after learning she was Cookie’s hero. She added: ”I was like, ‘Trust me girl, I’m working on it.’ That would break the internet.” (Contact Music)
Earlier this year, Taraji dished on her love for the Queen Bee.
“Kim is everything. Today it’s Nicki Minaj, but Nicki Minaj got everything from Kim. Kim came on the scene and made everything change for women—she made it feminine and sexy and hardcore. She was a champion, and she’s certainly Cookie’s champion.” (Vogue)
According to recent reports, “Empire” producer Brian Glazer recently hinted at the possibility of rap star Eminem possibly landing a role on the TV show next season.
“Eminem, I know, loves our show. And I produced 8 Mile. I’m going to beg him to get on our show. He and Oprah Winfrey. Somehow I’m going to get one or both them on our show.” (“Good Morning America”)
Based on recent reports, the show’s finale scored a 6.5 rating among adults 18-49 and brought in 16.7 million viewers.
First of all, that’s a record for the TV ratings rule breaking series and up 71% and 69% respectively from the results of the show’s debut back on January 7. Secondly, compared to the series’ March 11 1-hour show that’s a 12% rise in both categories. It’s a 2% bop up from earlier demo numbers this morning and a 1% rise viewershipwise. While still behind the March 15 airing of AMC’s The Walking Dead, Empire has now solidly taken the lead among shows on the Big 4 among adults 18-49 this season. (Deadline)
Last month, “Empire” star Jussie Smollett talked to SOHH about what the show’s explosive first season.
“I feel like Season 1 was the set up and then Season 2 will be, okay, let’s go back and let’s clean up all of the Lyons’ stuff, if you will. I’m very happy. I’m very excited where Jamal, where his journey has taken him, from beginning to now, and where it’s going to end up going. I’m very excited.” (SOHH)