AWP EXCLUSIVE: On set of Lee Daniels “Empire” Pilot
Lee Daniels (The Butler, Precious) is currently in Chicago shooting his first television series, Empire. The Fox TV show features a dream cast that consists of Taraji P. Henson (Cookie Lynn), Terrence Howard (Lucious Lyons), Malik Yoba (Vernon Turner), and a great ensemble that includes Gabourey Sidibe from Precious, Jussie Smollet, Macy Gray, and the daughter of Denzel Washington, Olivia Washington.
Empire is a family drama about a hip-hop empire built by Lucious and Cookie (his ex-wife), and the different drama that exists within. The music for the show is produced by mega-producer Timbaland, which means the music will definitely be top notch, and will really help drive the show.
On Friday, March 28th, AWP had the pleasure of going behind the scenes on the set of Empire, and got the opportunity to meet a few of the stars of the show. We met with Malik Yoba (who is a friend of AWP), Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollet, and Terrence Howard, and we also got to meet the visionary behind the show himself, Mr. Lee Daniels. The interview will be posted soon, but in the meantime, check out some of our photos with some of the cast!