‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels persuaded 5-time Grammy winner Mariah Carey to guest star in upcoming episodes of ‘Empire’.
Daniels announced the 45-year-old singer’s guest starring gig during a ceremony for Mariah’s star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame on Wednesday.
The soap opera musical centers around a former drug dealer (Terrence Howard), his murderous ex-con wife (Taraji P. Henson) and their Motown-style record company.
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Daniels didn’t elaborate on what role Carey would play on the show, or how she might interact with the series’ diva, Cookie Lyon.Neither Fox nor Carey elaborated on Daniels’ announcement, but the network is scheduled to present its plans for “Empire” and other upcoming shows at a Television Critics Association panel on Thursday.Carey appeared in the film “Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ by Sapphire,” which earned Daniels two Academy Award nominations.