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4 June 14th, 2016 EMPIRE Season Three Casting A Young Cookie & Lucious!


Looks like Empire’s upcoming third season will feature more backstory on Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) upbringing!

According to TV Line, the producers are searching for an African-American actor and actress to play a teenaged Loretha (Cookie) and a teenaged Lucious.

Although unclear what age the young couple will be, the casting notice that surfaced expressed that candidates should be “18 to play younger.”  With Teen Cookie described as a “beautiful but innocent Catholic schoolgirl,” and Teen Lucious already “possesses an incredible voice and his own sense of style.”

Thus far on the series, viewers have seen Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard playing the younger versions of their characters as twentysomethings.   Empire creator Lee Daniels had previously mentioned he was developing a spinoff that would look at Cookie’s younger days and upbringing.   However, it seems unclear if this casting notice  is at all connected with those plans.

So, what actor and actress might you suggest for the part of a young Cookie and Lucious? Intrigued by how this will impact the upcoming storylines in season 3 of Empire? Let us know in the comment section below!

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  1. vinman says:

    TJ (gh)&Nicole (bb)


    James R. Poissant replied

    Whoa—good choices—you got my vote—not sure if I would go for the spinoff but for seeing a younger Cookie and Lucious, I like the names that were mentioned.


  2. Keeairah Laschae says:

    If I was a actress I would do it but I’m not. I think that Lauren London or something could be cookie. And Mack Wildz as Lucious


  3. Krissa says:

    I wish I was an actress so I could play the younger cookie. But since I’m not I think Lauren London would make a great younger cookie!


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