‘Empire’ is about to get some added star power! Fox has just announced that, joining its hit series for guest arcs will be Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora!
As if Empire didn’t already have enough diva energy in the form of Taraji P. Henson. Fox’s hiphop centered series has emerged as one of the year’s strongest breakouts, but it’s about to get even stronger. It’s just been announced that powerhouse singers Jennifer Hudson and Rita Ora will be guest starring on the hit drama before the season is through!
‘Empire’: Jennifer Hudson & Rita Ora To Guest Star
Empire Records, please welcome Jennifer and Rita!
The series has just confirmed that the two golden throated ladies will appear on the show at some point during the run of its first season, which began on Jan. 7.
Though no details have been divulged as to the roles which either woman will play, we can only hope they will both be putting their amazing voices to use on the small screen!
From Stage To Screen
Though perhaps better known for their singing, this will be neither women’s first acting gig. Actually, Rita will make her film debut in the highly anticipated Fifty Shades of Grey movie, hitting theaters on Feb. 13.
Jennifer’s acting resume, meanwhile, is quite a bit more stacked. Having won an Academy Award for her work in the film adaptation of Dreamgirls, the American Idol alum went on to act in the Sex and the City Movie. Additionally, she’s even guest starred on another musical TV series in the past, taking on a standout guest arc on the short-lived NBC drama Smash.
For those late to the game, Empire tells the story of an ailing music mogul (Terrence Howard), whose three sons and ex-wife are all vying for his soon-to-be vacated throne.
What do you think of Jennifer and Rita guest starring on Empire?
— Casey Mink