Watch out Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson)! Could it be that you may be catching the eye of another woman? News today out of The Hollywood Reporter has a bit of juicy casting news for soap fans on many levels! Marisa Tomei has been cast in a recurring role on Fox’s smash hit sudsy, Empire for its upcoming second season!
Tomei will play the role of “Mimi Whiteman, a demanding venture capitalist who becomes involved with the Lyon family. The Forbes-list billionaire is a lover of hip-hop, social trends, high-end fashion and beautiful women.”
The talented Oscar winning actress (My Cousin Vinny) who got her start on CBS’ As the World Turns (Marcy Thompson) joins the list of other notables for season two of the Lee Daniels drama including: Chris Rock, Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz and Adam Rodriguez. The new season of Empire premieres on Wednesday night September 23rd at 9PMEST on Fox, and the show is currently in production shooting new episodes as of last month.
What do you think about Marisa Tomei joining the cast of Empire? What do you think about her new role? Comment below!