Empire fans know there is only one Becky — and she’s played by Oscar-nominated Gabourey Sidibe, mmmmkaaayyyy?
But Fox’s ratings juggernaut is making room for a second Becky — pop star Becky G, to be specific — by casting her in a guest-starring role in Season 2.
The news was announced by series regular Bryshere Y. Gray (who plays Hakeem) in a video posted on the official Empire Facebook page.
A Fox rep confirmed the casting — and TVLine will update this URL with information on the “Shower” singer’s character as soon as we get it.
Among the show’s additional sophomore-season incoming recurring players and guest stars are Oscar-winner Marisa Tomei (as Mimi Whiteman, a lesbian venture capitalist who becomes embroiled in Lyon family drama), The Wire‘s Andre Royo (as Lucious’ lawyer), CSI: Miami‘s Adam Rodriguez, Destiny’s Child diva Kelly Rowland, comedian Chris Rock, R&B superstar Alicia Keys and rock god Lenny Kravitz. 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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