Empire Casting Update: Chris Rock’s Role Revealed

By Kitin Miranda | 2 years ago
Empire Casting Update: Chris Rock’s Role Revealed
Chris Rock at the 2012 premiere of What to Expect When You’re Expecting in New York.

Life for Lucious Lyon, portrayed by Terrence Howard in FOX’s breakout hit, “Empire”, may have gone to rags to riches, but it seems like life behind bars will not be treating him well at all, especially as Deadline has teased that actor and comedian Chris Rock, who will be portraying an interesting character related to Lucious, will be locked up with him.  Read on to learn more about the details on comedian Chris Rock’s role in “Empire”.

At the very end of the season, Lucious Lyon’s (Terrence Howard) progeny, minus the newly minted Empire Entertainment Industries Chief Executive Officer, Jamal Lyon (Jussie Smollett), and ex-fiancee, Anika Calhoun (Grace Gealey), sent the music mogul to the slammer for murdering the cousin of his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), who had stormed her way back into the company and into his life.

As the curtains rise up for the second season in September, fans of the “Dynasty” like soap, still behind bars, and locked up in the big house with a person from his past, who, according to Deadline, will be portrayed by comedian Chris Rock, who, in an earlier report on Movie News Guide, was confirmed to be a guest star for the show’s second season.

According to the article, Lee Daniels, one of the show’s creators, took to Instagram to post a video of Chris Rock, him and Terrence Howard, in costume and on the set, as they had already begun shooting for the upcoming season. In the video, Chris told the audience who he was with, and Terrence, sporting a bald head, joked that he had punched Chris several times in the stomach already, which caused Chris to joke back at Terrence.

What do you think about Chris Rock’s interesting role on “Empire”? What kind of past do you think the two have? Let us know what you think in the comments below.

And that was all for the 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 September 23, 2015.

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Kitin Miranda enjoys writing, learning new things, telling stories, and doing theater. When she is not busy with her many projects, she can be found reading a good book, writing poetry or fiction, updating her blog, discovering new food places around her neighborhood, or watching American or Asian TV shows.