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Is Denzel Washington Joining ‘Empire’?


Lee Daniels is hoping Denzel Washington will join the empire.


Daniels snapped a picture of the Academy-Award winning actor and himself at dinner together last night and made the announcement to his followers on Instagram. The showrunner posted in the caption:

Trying to talk this one into doing a guest star on #empire #nextweekdinneronme


Earlier this week, Daniels spoke with The Philadelphia Inquirer where he revealed he and Washington are currently discussing the potential joining the series. Daniels stated:

Denzel hasn’t done television in 30 years. But he saw the pilot and said, ‘I’ve got to be a part of this.’

Empire airs Wednesdays at 9 PM EST on Fox.