(www.BlacksinHollywood.com) – By now, readers of BlacksinHollywood.com already know FOX, Lee Daniels and #Empire star Taraji P. Henson haven’t been seeing eye-to-eye. Her decision to take on two demanding roles (Person of Interest/Empire) did not sit well with FOX, whoch wanted their network be the only place you could get your milk and cookies.
Now comes news that Taraji, who has been hospitalized for exhaustion, is using the “moment” to turn the tables on the TV execs to pay her what she is worth. But studio execs aren’t stupid so they have been having back-up contract talks with Gabrielle Union in case they have replace Taraji.
Already feeling the pressure, FOX execs orderd more episodes and will start Empire Season Two in September not 2016 as originally planned. With all the drama and the rushing, fans are hoping the cookies are just as good as the first season.
But Taraji may be prepared to walk if TV execs don’t bump her $200,000 salary to at least $2 million for the season. She also wants DVD royalties, streaming royalities among other things.