Taraji P. Henson Reveals Whether or Not Jussie Smollett Will Return to ‘Empire’
After months of shocking twists and turns, the charges against Jussie Smollett allegedly staging an attack on himself were dropped on March 26. Though he's a free man, the actor's character Jamal Lyon had been cut from the last two episodes of Empire's fifth season following his initial arrest. But Lyon's storyline might not be over quite yet.
While visiting The View on Thursday (April 4), his cast mate Taraji P. Henson let everyone know how Smollett was doing.
"I talk to Jussie all the time. He's doing well. We're all doing well. The show is doing well," Henson said, before going into more detail about Empire.
"We're on hiatus right now. The writers are trying to figure out what next season is going to look like, what our storyline is going to be," she said. "[They're] trying to drum up some really juicy stuff for you guys, so that's where we are right now."
As far as Smollett's future on the show? Henson believes he will be returning. "Yes. I haven't heard anything else," she said. "I haven't heard anything."