Taraji P. Henson Says Jussie Smollett Will Return to "Empire"

April 5, 2019

Taraji P. Henson has opened up about what Jussie Smollett's future on Empire looks like. The actress discussed her cast mate's situation on Thursday's episode of The View. "I talk to Jussie all the time. He's doing well. We're all doing well," she revealed. "The show's doing well." Henson went on to explain that Smollett's character Jamal Lyon will return next season, adding, "Yes. I haven't heard anything else. I haven't heard anything." It was recently announced that Smollett will no longer be charged for filing a false police report about an alleged hate crime in Chicago.