First Look: Kelly Rowland Guests on “Empire”

Kelly Rowland Empire

As previously revealed Kelly Rowland is coming to prime time TV this fall with a guest role on FOX’s hit drama “Empire.”

The 34-year-old singer will be playing Luscious Lyon’s mother, Leah, in a series of flashback scenes from his childhood.

“Through watching Leah, we learn more about Lucious’s past,” Rowland revealed to TV Insider about her role. Of course, appearing on the biggest music show in years was a no-brainer, the singer says. “I am an absolute fan of the show. It was the most exciting thing to work with all of these masterminds.”

“Empire” will aim for more high notes in Season 2 with a slew of big-name guest stars including Chris Rock as someone from Lucious’ past that he reconnects with in jail. Marisa Tomei joins as a lesbian billionaire, Adam Rodriguez will flirt up a romance with Cookie, and Ludacris will play a cop. Alicia Keys and Lenny Kravitz also guest in unknown roles, and Mariah Carey is expected to stop by too.

Look for Season 2 to kick off on Sept. 23 on FOX.


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