Hit drama series Empire much anticipated second season premieres in September and everyone can’t wait;fans and critics included. The drama series follows the life of the Lyon family; a black family who run a mega music empire.
According to Time Season 2 of Empire will feature guest star appearances by Kelly Rowland (Destiny’s Child), Marisa Tomei, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Alicia Keys, Common, and Oprah.
While it is known that Rowland will play Terrance Howard’s mother in a flashback and Tomei will be introduced as Mimi Whiteman – an ultra-rich woman who gets involved with the Lyon family – the roles of the other guest stars have not been revealed.
The only details we know so far is that Rock will be portraying someone in a flashback, Kravitz and Keys will likely have a singing related cameo, and Common will probably play a larger role in the season as the singer/actor has been building up his acting resume for some time now. At the same time, the addition of Oprah is certainly going to be popular amongst the show’s viewers. Although little is known about her role in the series, Lee Daniels told The Hollywood Reporter that the mega-star wasn’t easy to get for the show.
Chris Rock and Maria Tomei have since been confirmed for the season premier.