Forest Whitaker Joins ‘Empire’
Forest Whitaker is taking his talents to ‘Empire’. The Academy Award winning actor will guest star in a multi-episode arc on Fox’s hit show. He will play “Uncle Eddie,” described as a charismatic music icon and hitmaker who gave Lucious (Terrence Howard) his first radio airplay.
Decades later, Eddie steps up for Lucious at a critical moment during his rehabilitation, and a grateful Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) invites him to produce a song in celebration of Empire Entertainment’s 20th anniversary. The season 4 premiere picks up as Lucious makes his first public appearance after the explosion in Las Vegas, while all members of the Lyon family have their own interests in Lucious regaining his physical and mental faculties.
Next year Whitaker will appear on Marvel’s Black Panther starring Chadwick Boseman. He’s currently filming the streaming feature How It Ends. Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8 pm ET/PT on Fox.