Monday, May 16, 2022

Is Denzel Washington Making Moves to Guest on ‘Empire?’

empire and denzel washington*Lee Daniels is making some major moves, with all the high-level guest stars he’s lined up for his show “Empire.” And he may be on the verge of scoring his best get yet.

Media sources report that Daniels had dinner with Denzel Washington last week during a night of partying with “Empire” stars Jussie Smollett and Tasha Smith, Lenny Kravitz, Brandy, Common and George Clinton at Giorgio’s at the Standard in Hollywood.

Denzel Washington and Lee Daniels
Denzel Washington and Lee Daniels

As the night progressed, Daniels proceeded to inform his Instagram followers of his plans via a picture of him and Washington and  the following caption as he asked if they think Oscar winner would join “Empire”:

Trying to talk this one into doing a guest star on #empire #nextweekdinneronme

The thought of having Washington on board the hip-hop “Dynasty” would be epic, to say the least. Chatting with The Philadelphia Inquirer, Daniels revealed he and Washington are currently discussing the potential for Washington to join the series, stating, “Denzel hasn’t done television in 30 years. But he saw the pilot and said, ‘I’ve got to be a part of this.”

Should Daniels succeed, Washington would be in very good company among “Empire” guests stars as the series boasts Kravitz, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Mariah Carey, Snoop Dogg, Naomi Campbell, Raven-Symoné, Macy Gray, Courtney Love and Foxy Brown, among those who either have appeared on the Fox show or are on deck to appear.

Adding to the guest list, Daniels confirmed that legendary vocalist Patti LaBelle will be on “Empire,” with an Instagram picture he posted of he and LaBelle along with the following tease:

We fixin to turn up to watch #empire #fox #pattitakedownyourtree

lee daniels & patti labelle




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