With Cookie’s kids constantly pushing out new music and trying to remind Lucious of his own magic, do you see her ever stepping in on a song?
She might, I don’t know. They’ve tried, but I just see how much work the boys have to do when they perform. They’re young, and that’s what they do. I like to perform, but my thing is more theater. It’s not the same. If I was playing a character who was a singer and would go out and command the stage, that could be fun.
EMPIRE'S ALPHA ALBUM IS UP FOR GRABS ON AN ALL-NEW "EMPIRE" WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 18, ON FOX
The race is on when Cookie announces that the number one album for Empire's 20-For-20 will be a competition between all of the label's top artists, giving Jamal a bold idea for his newest song. On the heels of Bella's first birthday, the family plans a special "Prince and Princesses"-themed birthday party, including a special Prince tribute, but the special day brings back haunting memories for one of the Lyons. Meanwhile, Lucious is at a crossroads, as he tries to put to rest the anger from his past life in the all-new "Bleeding War" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, Oct. 18 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (EMP-404) (TV-14 D, L, V)
Cast: Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere 'Yazz' Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta'Rhonda Jones as Porsha, Serayah McNeill as Tiana, Xzibit as Shine Johnson, Andre Royo as Thurston "Thirsy" Rawlings, Rumer Willis as Tory Ash and Terrell Carter as Warren Hall.
Guest Cast: Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Phylicia Rashad as Diana DuBois, Demi Moore as Claudia, Marcell Johnson as Marcel, Ashley Livingston as Chicken, Teyonah Parris as Pamela Rose, James Colby as Burleson, Ptosha Storey as Chyna, Albert L. Calloway, Jr. as Himself, Da'Vine Joy Randolph as Poundcake, Chris Lee as Tommy Churner, Kiara Lanier as Janelle Monae-Type.