Entertainment : ‘Empire’ stars call for Jussie Smollett’s return on the show for season 6

Leisure : ‘Empire’ stars name for Jussie Smollett’s return on the present for season 6

Cast of Empire
Actors Jussie Smollett, Gabourey Sidibe, Trai Byers, Taraji P. Henson, Bryshere Y. Grey aka Yazz (Picture by Imeh Akpanudosen/Getty Photos for NAACP Picture Awards)

Empire stars are persevering with to indicate their assist for his or her fellow castmate, Jussie Smollett following the controversy surrounding the alleged racist, a homophobic assault the star was concerned in earlier this 12 months.

In accordance with The Wrap, actors Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard are among the many listing of names on Wednesday who signed a letter to Fox and Empire producers advocating for Smollett’s return for the present’s sixth season.

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The letter was addressed to Fox Leisure’s Charlie Collier, and Michael Thorn and Dana Walden from Disney TV Studios. The present co-creators, Lee Daniels, Danny Robust and showrunner, Brett Mahoney names have been additionally included together with different government producers on Empire.

Bryshere Y. Grey, Trai Byers, Gabourey Sidibe and Nicole Ari Parker additionally signed the letter requesting for his or her Smollett’s return.

“Collectively, as a united entrance, we stand with Jussie Smollett and ask that our co-star, brother and pal be introduced again for our sixth season of ‘Empire,‘” the letter said.

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Smollett didn’t make an look within the final two episodes of Empire’s fifth season. He was written out after Chicago accused him of arranging a “staged assault” in opposition to himself in January. He was charged with 16 felony counts referring to the incident, however they have been all ultimately dropped.

“We perceive the previous months have been troublesome to course of — typically the headlines introduced extra confusion than readability, but we now have a conclusion to this ordeal,” the letter stated.

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Describing his character, the Smollett’s castmates characterised him as being “type,” “compassionate,”  “trustworthy,” and “stuffed with integrity.”

“He’s additionally harmless and not topic to authorized uncertainty with the legal costs in opposition to him having been dropped,” the group wrote. “We’re assured in his lawyer’s assurance that the case was dismissed as a result of it could not have prevailed.”

The Wrap experiences that Fox refused to remark and a spokesperson for 20th Century Fox Tv didn’t immediately reply on the matter.

Try the complete pinned letter on the positioning right here.


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