Confirmed: Mariah Carey Joins “Empire”
Mariah Carey is close friends with Lee Daniels, who is the co-creator of Empire. He's helped establish her as an actress, as she's played in films of his including "Precious" and "The Butler."
Daniels announced last year that the singer would be playing on the musical soap opera, "Empire." There was a debate between the singer and executive producer, as Daniels wanted her to play herself. Meanwhile, Carey wanted to be in character.
While there was no sign of Carey last season, it was officially confirmed on social media that she will be joining the cast. There's also info on who she will be playing.
If Cookie wasn't a ridiculous name for a character, wait till you see Carey's name.
Fans have been awaiting the singer's appearance on the show.
The show has sadly lost some of its momentum. While Empire still brings in huge numbers each week, it's no longer the show that people HAVE to watch every Wednesday.
Despite playing a character, it will still seem as if Carey is playing herself as she can relate to this role considering she's a songwriter.