We got a little teaser trailer for the second season of ‘Empire’ last week. Now here’s a full trailer! It looks like they’ve decided to flip the saying, “It’s not personal; it’s just business” on its head. In ‘Empire,’ it’s not business: it IS personal.
Seeing Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon in an orange prison jumpsuit is quite something. Chris Rock is behind bars with him! Brothers Jamal and Hakeem are still professional rivals, and more wheeling and dealing is occurring at Empire records. Can Not Wait!
Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie, talked about the fun she’s having playing the role of Cookie at the TCA tour.
I’m having the time of my life. I say that probably 80 percent is Cookie and may 20 percent is Taraji…she can fly off the handle and say whatever she wants to.”
As a matter of fact, some of Cookie’s lines even have her wondering!
I’m like, ‘Do you really want me to say that?!'”
Taraji said she also feels close to her cast mates and keeps a close eye on Jussie Smollett (who plays Jamal) and Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem), calling them her “babies.”
I just had a conversation with Yazz [Gray] about saving his money, not believing your own hype.
“I’m constantly checking in on them. When you’re on that set that set life bleeds into. They’re constantly over at my house, I cook for them, making sure their head is right and they’re not getting lost in this thing called Hollywood.”
I can’t even imagine having to handle the sudden rise to fame that these guys are experiencing. It’s probably helpful to have a seasoned Hollywood vet looking out for you!