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7 August 22nd, 2015 EMPIRE Casts Gabourey Sidibe’s Love Interest Adding Mo McRae To The Cast!

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Former Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe (Precious) is getting a love interest this fall on the upcoming season two of the smash hip-hop soap opera, Empire!

According to Variety, Sidibe’s Becky will catch the eye of a new character named J -Poppa, who’s described as a handsome, easygoing guy.  J-Poppa also develops a strong connection with Andre (Trai Byers).

J-Poppa will be played by actor Mo McRae.  Mo is currently a series regular on TNT’s Murder in the First, and had a major recurring role in Sons of Anarchy.   He also recently appeared in the Reese Witherspoon motion picture, Wild.

Being cast on the Fox hit television series re-teams McRae with Empire creators Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, since Mo appeared in their motion picture, The Butler.

What do you think about Empire’s Becky getting a love interest in the form of J-Poppa played by Mr. McRae?  Share your thoughts below, and if you are ready for season 2 which kick-off on September 23rd!

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  1. Belle says:

    Sounds great to me!


  2. su0000 says:

    Gabourey Sidibe/Becky Williams was great as ”Precious”..
    But, I can’t see here as a love interest for Mo McRae..
    It will be different and interesting to see whats up with them/where it goes..
    I hope season 2 is as good or better than season 1 ..
    I am so ready for Empire.. :)


    Jeremy replied

    So ready for EMPIRE, too!!!


    su0000 replied


    —— Empire party !!!

  3. Mo says:

    I guess she’ll have a bigger role than she did season 1. Wonder is she’s still on Lucious’ side.


  4. penny says:

    Mo is so sexy, I love Mo.


  5. Fanny says:

    Lucky girl….


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