Posted by | Ray Cornelius
If Taraji P. Henson has her way, Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams will make a cameo appearance as her parents on Season 2 of Fox’s Empire. Reportedly, Henson would like to reunite the iconic movie stars who haven’t been seen together on scene since Ross’ classic 70’s film’s Lady Sings the Blues and Mahogany.
“My wish would be for Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams to play my parents,” she said. “I have no idea [who it will be]. I [also] want Oprah too. I want the world!” she added, laughing. “I want everyone on the show. Bill, Hillary [Clinton] — come on! Everybody!”
Henson may be in luck considering Empire’s global success and that creator, Lee Daniels, has managed to cast a number of music’s top stars including Patti LaBelle, Gladys Knight, Jennifer Hudson and Mary J. Blige. The show has also confirmed celebrity appearances by Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock and Ne-Yo for Season 2 which returns Wednesday, September 23.
Let’s keep our fingers cross on this one!
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