Rashad joins a long list of guest stars set for the new season that include Mariah Carey, Taye Diggs, French Montana, and Sierra McClain. The regular cast includes Terrence Howard, Taraji P. Henson, Jussie Smollett, Trai Byers, and Bryshere Y. Gray.
Rashad will portray DIANA DUBOIS, a powerhouse from one of New York’s oldest and most prominent African-American families. As the mother of ambitious city councilman Angelo Dubois (guest star Taye Diggs), she has her sights set on higher office for her only son, and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him. Diana’s interactions with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.”
Season three of Empire premieres on September 21st at 9 p.m. ET/PT.
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