Have you heard the great news? Our girl Gabourey Sidibe, Taraji P. Henson, and bad boy Terrence Howard are all coming to the small screen in Oscar-nominated director Lee Daniel’s Empire, which premieres on Fox this year. Gabby, Taraji, and Terrence, as well as Lee and other members of the cast got together for a table read on March 18 and documented the fun with a few photos they posted to Twitter and Instagram.
“Me and my bish!!!! @gabby2shabby #Empire It's going DOWN!!!!!! I adore her!!!!!! #talentedAShelll,” Taraji captioned a photo alongside Gabby. Taraji also posted a photo hugging co-star Terrence, who also celebrated his 45th birthday (his birthday is March 11) during the table read.
“Happy birthday to my boo!!!! #TerrenceHoward #Empire is going to be #EPIC!!!!!!!! So glad to be working with this talented man again!!!!!” she Instagrammed.
As you can recall, Taraji and Terrence starred alongside each other in the Academy award-winning movie Hustle & Flow. Now, the two will square off as Cookie and Luscious Lyons, the heads of a fictional music empire in the hip-hop centered family drama. Jussie Smollett (Jurnee Smollett’s brother), Macy Gray, Danny Strong, and Malik Yoba are set to star in the intriguing show.
Taraji even gave us a sneak peek of her “Cookie” rocking door knocker earrings, a leopard print tank, and fierce pony tail while on set of the Chicago-based show today.
“Are y'all ready for #Cookie #Empire She is a FORCE to be reckoned with!!!! #SheSoGangsta I CAN NOT STAND IT!!!!! @theoriginalbigdaddy how do you come up with this stuff!!!!” she posted.
We don’t know about you, but we’re excited to see what Empire has in store!