Naomi Campbell (The Face) has booked a recurring role on Fox’s mid-season hip-hop drama Empire, which hails from 20th Century Fox Television, Lee Daniels and Danny Strong.
Empire is described as a family drama set in the world of a hip-hop empire. The show follows Lucious Lyon, the CEO of Empire Entertainment and a former street thug whose reign has been unchallenged for years. But when he learns he has a disease that is going to render him crippled and incapacitated in a matter of three years, his three sons battle it out for control of their father’s corporation.
The drama series, which is slated to premiere in early 2015 on Fox, features an all star cast which includes Terrence Howard (Law & Order: Los Angeles), Taraji P. Henson (Person Of Interest), Malik Yoba (Alphas), Kaitlin Doubleday, Timothy “Timbaland” Mosley, Grace Gealey, Bryshere Y. Gray, Jussie Smollet, Trai Byers and Gabourey Sidibe.
Naomi Campbell will play Camilla, an alluring woman involved in a steamy affair with the much-younger potential heir to his father’s throne, Hakeem (Bryshere Gray), over whom she exercises considerable influence.
“Naomi is a beautiful actress. Underrated in my mind,” said co-creator and executive producer Lee Daniels. “She will be wonderful as Camilla. I am truly thrilled to have one of my close friends join us.”
While Naomi Campbell added, “It’s an honor to follow in the footsteps of actresses like Halle Berry, Oprah, Gabourey Sidibe and Mo’Nique, and work with Lee Daniels. I’m looking forward to joining Lee and this amazing cast on set.”