After having a blockbuster first season, Fox’s hip-hop drama “Empire” is returning for it’s second season with the addition a quite a few high powered celebrities.
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Director Lee Daniels offered a sneak peek of the first day of shooting and revealed that comedian/actor Chris Rock will be featured in the first episode.
Season 2’s first episode with be a glimpse into Lucious Lyon’s prison time and reportedly Rock will star as someone from Lyon’s past who is also a prisoner in the same jail.
Both actors were dressed in orange jumpsuits for shooting at Chicago’s Cook County Juvenile Detention Center yesterday and they were also captured in a video snippet, stating:
“My first day was incredible, I worked with the great Terrence Howard,[and] the great Lee Daniels,” the “Top Five” director and star said. “Terence punched him in the stomach by accident.”
“I don’t know if it was an accident, he does have a reputation,” Rock joked, touching a little too close to home regarding Howard’s past.
Singer Tank is also shown in a few of the sneak peek photos taken from the set.
Check out photos + video Daniels shared from Empire Season 2’s first day of shooting below… Continue Reading…