'Empire' Producer Brian Grazer Reveals Eminem May Appear on the Next Season
Empire wrapped its first season last month, and there are already talks of which celebrities will appear next season. During a recent interview, one of the show's producers, Brian Grazer, revealed that Eminem may be among those making appearances.
According to Vibe, the film and TV producer, whose Imagine TV produces Empire, stopped by Good Morning America Tuesday, April 7, to promote his new book, A Curious Mind: The Secret to a Bigger Life.
While there, Grazer also dished on Empire and hinted at who viewers can expect to see on the show's upcoming season.
"Eminem, I know, loves our show," Grazer told GMA's George Stephanopoulos. "And I produced 8 Mile. I'm going to beg him to get on our show. He and Oprah Winfrey. Somehow I'm going to get one or both of them on our show."
Back in 2002, Em starred in the seemingly semi-biographical film 8 Mile alongside the late Brittany Murphy and Mekhi Phifer. The film was the "Lose Yourself" rapper's feature film debut and received mostly positive reviews, with Rolling Stone pointing out Em's ability to flip the switch between rapping and acting.
His sulk -- hooded eyes that suddenly spark with danger -- has an intensity to rival James Dean's. And he reads lines with an offbeat freshness that makes his talk and his rap sound interchangeable. Just as it should be.
As previously reported, Lee Daniels confirmed that he has written roles for dream guest-star Winfrey and Oscar-winner Common. Now, let's hope that Eminem jumps on board, too.
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