Is Cookie about to get some new nookie?
Adam Rodriguez (The Night Shift, CSI: Miami) has joined Season 2 of Empire in a recurring role, and from the sounds of it, his character may be mixing up a cocktail that’s equal parts business and pleasure for Empire Entertainment’s matriarch.
Rodriguez will play native New Yorker and former EMT Laz Delgado, who’s described by producers as “a smooth-talking concert promoter with expert hustler skills… who takes an interest in Cookie.” (Bracing for a mouth-to-mouth resuscitation joke in 5, 4, 3, 2…)
Season 2 of Empire kicks off Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9/8c.
Comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and rock god Lenny Kravitz all previously signed on for guest-starring roles during Season 2.
Additionally, Gabourey Sidibe and Ta’Rhonda Jones, who play Lucious’ and Cookie’s respective lackeys Becky and Porsha, have been elevated to full-fledged series regulars, TVLine reported exclusively in April.
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