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Actors & Actresses Who Could Play Lucious & Cookie On “Empire”

If you haven’t already noticed the talk of the town is that there were several people in talks to play Cookie & Lucious on “Empire.”

As previously reported Mo’Nique was adamant that Lee Daniels wanted her to play Taraji P. Henson’s role of Cookie


and there have been talks that Wesley Snipes was in the running for Terrence Howard’s role of Lucious.

So if Terrence and Taraji weren’t in the picture then who could’ve played Lee Daniels’ lead roles????

Here’s a list of 20 people.

Angela Bassett

Jamie Foxx

Naomie Harris

Regina King

Regina Hall

Blair Underwood

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Tasha Smith

Laurence Fishburne

Jada Pinkett

Nia Long

Kimberly Elise

Cuba Gooding

Vanessa L. Williams


Denzel Washington

Vanessa Williams

Will Smith


Malinda Williams

Don Cheadle

Wesley Snipes

Lee Daniels was right, Wesley would have made a great Lucious.




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