Another celebrity is being added to “Empire’s” guest lineup for Season 3. Taye Diggs is said to be the latest Hollywood star being added to the cast of the hit Fox show, joining French Montana, Birdman and singer Sierra McClain as guests for the upcoming season.
TV Line reported Monday that Diggs landed himself a recurring role as a character named Angelo Dubois. Angelo is described as a well-respected city councilman with a Harvard law degree and a wealthy background. Even though Angelo’s family is highly respected in New York, he decided to forgo working in a private sector making millions of dollars and instead focuses his attention towards local politics and community organizing. According to the outlet that character is being compared to President Barack Obama.
On Season 3, Birdman will play himself while Montana has been tapped to play a music mogul named Vaughn. Entertainment Weekly reported this month that Vaughn will be a part of Lucious’ (Terrence Howard) inner circle, and posed the question of whether he could be another love interest for Lucious’ ex, Cookie (Taraji P. Henson). “Empire” creator Lee Daniels confirmed Montana was joining the show last week when he posted a photo of the rapper on set with himself, Birdman and Howard.
Last month, rapper and actor Romeo Miller teased that he could be appearing on the show when he posted an Instagram photo of him reading a script from the show. “That moment when @theoriginalbigdaddy [Daniels] hit you up to come read for @EmpireFox,” he captioned the photo. “Stepped away from the party to go study these lines. I will always make time for my craft.”
Even though Diggs has been added to the list of guest stars, fans shouldn’t expect to see too many celebrity appearances on Season 3. Co-executive producer Danny Strong told the New York Daily News in March that they would be “dialing back” on the amount of guests they include this season. “I don’t want them to get too distracting,” he said. “But we will have one great new character this season.”
“Empire” Season 3 premieres Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. EDT on Fox.