Empire Update: Marisa Tomei Joins Cast and News of A Time Jump

By Kitin Miranda | 1 year ago

The Lyons from the hit FOX series “Empire” better watch their backs, both when it comes to their talent roster, and when it comes to potential moneyed rivals and investors. It was reported that actress Marisa Tomei, who rarely has television projects, will be joining the roster of high- profile stars who will be appearing during the sophomore season of the hit FOX show. Also, it looks that some time will have passed  at the beginning of the sophomore run of the soapy hip-hop drama has been announced. Read on to learn more about Tomei’s role in season 2, and to learn exactly how much time had passed between the first season’s finale and the sophomore season’s premiere.

According to an exclusive report on Deadline, Marisa Tomei, an actress who rarely appears in television shows and projects, will be appearing in the second season of FOX’s breakout musical drama for several episodes. Tomei is signed on to appear as billionaire Mimi Whitman. Her role is described as a trendy billionaire venture capitalist, who is also described as demanding, and as someone who loves hip hop music, high fashion, and women.


Tomei’s Whitman will be appearing in a multi-episode arc, as the venture capitalist is very much interested in Empire Entertainment Industries, as a businesswoman.

Tomei is the latest addition to the roster of high-profile stars, which include Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Adam Rodriguez.

Also, “Empire” fans should also take note that there will be a time jump, as some time has passed between the first season’s season finale and the season premiere of season two.

According to an exclusive report on TV Line, the second season premiere will be taking place three months after the events of season one.It  means that the other Lyons will soon be faced with the family patriarch Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), as the big house won’t be keeping him in for long.

What do you think about the time jump in between the first season finale and the premiere of season 2? What do you think of the addition of Marisa Tomei’s new character, Mimi Whitman? Let us know what you think in the comments below!

And that was all for the latest spoilers and casting update on “Empire”. For more news, updates and recaps on television shows and movies, keep on following Movie News Guide (MNG).

Catch “Empire” when it returns to FOX on Wednesday nights on Sept. 23, 2015.

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