Fox’s hit series, Empire, is known for its dramatic twists and turns. Set to add to the show in its fourth season is Academy Award winning actor, Forest Whitaker.
According to Variety, Whitaker’s role is recurring and he will appear in a multi-episode arc as Uncle Eddie, a music icon who gave a then unknown Lucious his first radio airplay.
Whitaker will be joined by fellow actor, Demi Moore who will also have a recurring role in season four after making her first appearance in season three’s season finale. There’s no word on if Moore’s and Whitaker’s characters will share the screen or a storyline at any point next season.
Whitaker took to Twitter to relay his excitement in taking on the project. Check it out below:
Whitaker is the next huge star to take a role on Empire. Other celebrities who have been featured in key roles in the show are Marisa Tomei, Naomi Campbell, Kelly Rowland, Rosie O’Donnell, Eva Longoria and Chris Rock.
Aside from his new recurring role in Empire, we will also be able to see Whitaker on the big screen early next year in highly-anticipated Black Panther film as Zuri.
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Season Four of Empire premieres on Fox on September 27.