After a highly successful first season, the Empire cast is allegedly already feuding! One would assume after starring in one of the highest rated TV series on television, there wouldn’t be any time or motive to feud. Unfortunately, when money, power, and fame collide it is usually what happens among cast members.
Allegedly the cast has major issues with co-stars, Terrence Howard (Lucious) and Taraji P. Henson (Cookie). The cast feels Taraji and Terrance have too much say in what should/shouldn’t happen on the show. Also, they are always changing the script at the last minute and the cast is highly annoyed.
An inside source says:
“They call for re-writes if they don’t like the lines or feel as though another character is getting more camera time than they are. They both have final approval over the script, which often frustrates the other actors because it causes their lines to regularly change.'”
Also, Taraji is reportedly fighting with co-star Grace Gealey, ( Anika “Boo Boo Kitty” Calhoun). The drama we see on television may actually be real! Allegedly, Taraji is always throwing shade at Grace behind scenes; criticizing her wardrobe for the character. She frequently asks why Grace’s outfits are more sexy than hers, and she is the main character on the show:
“Taraji hates Grace’s tiny figure and often complains to wardrobe about putting her in outfits sexier than her character’s,” the source stated. “She says stuff like, ‘if you put her ass in anything tighter she won’t be able to breathe.'”
Terrence and Malik Yoba (Vernon) were allegedly at odds as well, and jealousy was the cause. The inside source said Malik blames Terrance for having his character killed off!
“Terrance never liked working opposite Malik because women just swoon over him. During promotional appearances and public events, women would go crazy over Malik because he’s been a Hollywood stud for a long time. That drove Terrence crazy.”
We hope the rumors aren’t true. It would be tragic to see such a successful show go downhill all because of jealousy and unnecessary drama.