(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – First of all, good for her! There’s no need for an actress of Taraji P. Henson’s calibur to get typecast as a ghetto queen on Empire when she can expand her reach by returning to the hit show, “Person of Interest.” What would be really cool is if she could do both shows. But according to an internal leak, it seems that Empire’s Taraji P. Henson will go back to her roots as Detective Joss Carter when she joined Person of Interest as a guest star on the April 14, 2015 episode.
Rumors aren’t always real so it could just be another way for the Fox show to stay relevant since the show doesn’t return until 2016.
But according to a source close to the show, BlacksinHollywood.com has learned that there is a lot of turmoil with the show. Initially, the show wasn’t expected to make it past the first season and with the lucrative product placements, music contracts, etc. the cast has been getting antsy to get a bigger piece of the Empire.
Cast members like Jussie Smollet (Jamal) have seen their time be cut extremely short with high demand for new projects but since FOX was smart and demanded a sizable portion of their music royalties, the cast is clapping back and seeking more money. We’ve seen this kind of thing before when the FRIENDS cast demanded to have a sizable amount of the lucrative TV pie. The cast held out until all members received the same pay.
With disgruntled people like Mo’Nique doing TV interviews bashing the director and lawsuits from various artists like Diddy saying that Empire story their life story, it’s a behind-the-scenes mess.