Taye Diggs Enters the Lyons’ Den in ‘Empire’ Season 3

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Will Cookie be looking to get her groove back with Empire returns for a third season? We don’t know for sure but seeing how Taye Diggs has signed on to lend his talents to the show’s upcoming season, it seems like a possibility!

According to Entertainment Weekly, who broke the casting news, Diggs will recur as New York councilman Angelo Dubois, who has “a Harvard law degree and a wealthy family background. Instead of pursuing richer endeavors, Dubois instead focuses on local politics and community issues, which inspires Barack Obama comparisons.”

In case you’re wondering how Taye landed the gig, it seems that we all have Taraji P. Henson to thank for that (And Taye, she wants yo to know you owe her!) “I requested Taye Diggs you know. Taye Diggs you owe me a Chanel bag!” star Taraji P. Henson joked to EW. “Okay whoever I get a job for on Empire, you owe me a Chanel bag.”

She also teased a little more about his character, who sounds like he may end up with an eye on Cookie after all. “Well, he’s sexy and he’s a smart politician. That’s all I know right now. And he loves him some cookies. And I hear he has, supposedly a very famous mother but I’m not sure… I’m not gonna start that rumor.”

Catch Empire when it returns for its third season, Wednesday, Sept. 21 at 9 p.m. on Fox.

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