Tyrese Gibson Star

Tyrese Gibson Joins Fox's Star as Love Interest for Queen Latifah

Lee Daniels’ forthcoming Fox drama Star is playing fast and furious with its casting.

Tyrese Gibson is joining the music-themed series as a recurring love interest for Queen Latifah’s quasi-matriarch Carlotta, TVLine has learned. Gibson’s character, Pastor Bobby Harris, presides over Carlotta’s warm congregation. A handsome ex-thug who has turned his life over to God, Bobby begins a relationship with Carlotta. Their romance will be challenged on many fronts and which will ultimately create a crisis of faith for them both.

tyreseGibson confirmed the news on social media late Thursday, and included a first look of him and Latifah hugging it out. This marks Gibson’s most significant TV gig to date. The actor-singer is best known for his starring role in the Fast & Furious film franchise.

Featuring a soundtrack of original music and music performances, Star follows three talented singers — Star (played by Jude Demorest), Alexandra (Ryan Destiny) and Simone (Brittany O’ Grady) — desperate for a new start and with ambitions of stardom, as they navigate the cut-throat music business on their road to success.

Daniels’ much-heralded follow-up to Empire recently made a significant behind-the-scenes tweak, bringing in Young and the Restless scribe Chuck Pratt Jr. to replace Charles Murray as showrunner.

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8 Comments
  1. stephon js says:

    I think u mean FOR not OR

  2. pileobunnies says:

    Or? I really hope he’s joining as Queen Latifah rather than some boring old love interest.

  3. Lol, hilarious typo.

    He’s joining as someone’s love interest OR he’s playing Queen Latifah.

  4. Ian says:

    Why can’t Queen Latifah have a female love interest?

  5. Lala says:

    Yes please…seeing as Nate on Murder might be the one under the sheet I need a new character to drool over.

  6. Nancy Law says:

    Tyrese is a welcome addition but big mistake bringing in Chuck Pratt as a writer. He single handedly ruined the Y&R … while he’s on “Star”, be prepared for murders, kidnaps, children dying violently or just dying … Chuck Pratt is all about shock, horror, doom, gloom, funerals and weddings that get interrupted and never finish … by the way, what the heck does Pratt know about music? Big mistake which is too bad because I was really looking forward to the series until I saw that he’d been brought in.

    • Tony says:

      He, along with Bob (I bathe in Steve Burton butt sweat) Luza also ruined GH. Not to mention Pratt putting the finishing touches on AMC (at least I blame him for it)

  7. Kay Edwards says:

    Tyrese is georgeous and he knows it!