The hottest show on television, Fox’s Empire has been bringing some musical star power to the series along with its phenomenal core cast for season one! But with the series concluding for now with a two-hour season finale next Wednesday March 18th, of course plans are in the works for season two!
And what do you know? Confirmed today via an interview with Access Hollywood, Empire creator Lee Daniels confessed, of sorts, to the fact that both Oprah Winfrey and rapper and now Oscar winner, Common will have roles next season on the sudsy hip-hop musical drama series.
Daniels offered up on Oprah, “Yes,” admitting he is writing a part for her and then adding. “Yeah, she’s going to be on it.” Lee also copped to admitting to writing a role for Common, since the musical star had stated previously he would love to appear on the show. Just what kinds of role Oprah and Common would play is anybody’s guess at this time.
Watch Daniels chat with Access Hollywood after the jump. Then let us know, what role would you cast Oprah and Common in on Empire? A never-before-seen-member of the Lyon family? A record executive? A former prison mate who spent time with Cookie (Taraji B. Henson) behind bars? Some other kind of role? Share your thoughts below!