Plus Size Entertainment News: Actress Gabourey Sidibe Lands Role On New FOX TV Pilot Alongside Actress Taraji P. Henson

Plus Size Entertainment News: Actress Gabourey Sidibe Lands Role On New FOX TV Pilot Alongside Actress Taraji P. Henson

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Actress and Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe has landed another TV role on the heels of wrapping up a successful run on American Horror Story: Coven.

The new recurring role will be in Fox’s new hip-hop industry drama pilot called Empire. It stars Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Gabby will play the role of Becky, Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) hard-working assistant. The drama from Lee Daniels and Danny Strong reunites Gabby with Daniels, who directed her in the film Precious.

In the project, Taraji P. Henson will play the role of Cookie Lyon, the ex-wife of Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), the head of a record label at the center of the drama. Howard’s character is recently released from prison after serving 17 years for drug dealing. Henson’s character funneled that drug money into the record label. According to BroadwayWorld.com:

“She’s the real force behind his rise to superstardom and champions her son Jamal’s career, but that puts her at odds with her ex, who has an issue with their son’s homosexuality.”

For more information on FOX’s new drama project Empire, click here.

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