The third season for Empire will be premiering this September and its bringing with it a star-studded guest list, expect to see appearances from the likes of Taye Diggs, French Montana, Sierra McClain, Birdman, and the delectable Mariah Carey.
Mariah will be making her special feature on the series’ Oct. 5 episode as Fox announced, Monday, August 8.
The 46-year-old’s character will be that of a mega-superstar – we didn’t expect anything less – named Kitty who will work on a duet with Jamal ie Jussie Smollet.
Somewhere along the line, their song gets stuck and its left for Kitty to inspire Jamal who ends up digging deep “to overcome personal difficulties and reach a musical breakthrough.”
Coincidentally, Mariah Carey is also Jamal’s dream guest star.
He declared, “I keep saying, and I hope they can make this happen, because she’s one of Lee’s closest friends, I really want to see Mariah Carey on the show.”
Cookie Lyon played by Taraji P Henson said about Mariah’s appearance on the show, “She was great. She’s fabulous, she’s beautiful to look at. I’m grateful she spent time with us.”
Taye Diggs on the other seems to be gunning for the role of a love interest for Cookie, though the panelists are keeping mum on his character.
In May, Mariah talked about having a chat with the show’s co-creator, Lee Daniels who was a friend.
She said, “I like working with Lee on movie projects because he’s still a great director. They had this one idea and I was like, ‘Look if I’m not going to have an amazing character arc then why would we go on Empire to be basically a version of myself ?’ So leave it to Lee and he’ll have me in a wig they took out of a garbage can and a mustache,”she added jestingly.
Empire will return with its third season on Wednesday, September. 21 on Fox.