Report: Empire To Recast Jussie Smollett Character

Published: Wednesday 13th Mar 2019 by David

‘Empire’ may be on its way to replacing Jussie Smollett with another actor.

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The actor plays Jamal in the show but was recently indicted on 16 counts for allegedly filing a false police report which means his future on the series is uncertain.

Bad news for him…great news for any aspiring actor hoping to slip into his spot.


Sources have told Variety that it is possible the middle child of Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) will be either killed off or the role will be recast with another actor.



The show’s officials are yet to confirm this report and voiced their support for him before it emerged that he may have orchestrated his own assault.

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  1. Haterz Gon‘ Hate March 13, 2019

    Damn – dey movin on from this mess without AF to give at Speed ?? Business as usual in Hollywood ?

  2. King of Kingz March 13, 2019

    They’re not gonna kill him off & it would honestly be stupid to recast him cuz nobody will able to sing like him & after 5 seasons that would just be stupid. They just let this all blow over & don’t let it effect the show cuz he’s a very important character on their, it’ll be off til September so that’ll be enough time for us to forget bout this drama

    • Clarkson March 13, 2019

      Forget about this drama? U think people would be able to look at jussie the same way when this hoax scandal blows over? Impossible
      This dude is done. His career is over.

    • Caleb March 14, 2019

      I doubt anyone is going to be forgetting this anytime soon, considering how political it has gotten.

  3. Jackx March 13, 2019

    If they replace him i don’t think it will turn out good. they should just say he moved back to London with his bf. and make this next season it’s last the show has run its course.

    • The real Jasmine March 13, 2019

      He’s not going to happen stop trying it

      • Jazzy Bi Asian ??‍♀️??‍♀️??‍♀️ March 13, 2019

        TROLLmine i think you should let your boy side try out for the part!! I think he(she) would Nail The role!

  4. ayyye March 13, 2019

    replace the whole show ….the story lines get weaker every season

  5. i ain’t even LYING bOO March 13, 2019

    but Empire been on the decline though and the show is is ending its 5th season.. Time to move on from here, honestly….. can we get a Cookie spin off tho? I’d like to experience her jail years.

  6. The Chosen March 13, 2019

    RATINGS DROP FURTHER! He would have been a reason to actually tune in again to this declining show when he returned. Say goodbye to the ratings! Innocent until proven otherwise.

  7. Rico March 13, 2019

    All jokes aside I’ve been asked many times am I Jussie !! Where the hell do I sign up ???

  8. Keith March 13, 2019

    If they are even considering removing Jussie, then just kill the character or let him go to London never to return…replacing him would be awkward.

  9. My third eye March 13, 2019

    Bobby from Love and Hiphop Miami is supposed to be replacing Jussie

    • Danny Bey March 13, 2019

      That was a lie and rumor that Bobby just ran with on IG. Yall just believe anything these days huh? lol

  10. StarXavi March 13, 2019

    Cast me, I’ll take it

  11. im that B@#$* March 14, 2019

    Lets not think he cant be recast, They recasted Kevin spacey in a very popular series and in a movie he already finished filming…..and hes f!@#$ing Kevin Spacey. Jussie is a nobody and will be forgotten just as fast as he became popular….

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