Courtney Love is no stranger to acting, but she was surprised when "Empire" creator Lee Daniels called her about a role in his new hip hop drama.
"I’d heard from multiple people that Lee Daniels wanted to work with me, but I thought, 'Oh, yeah. This is nonsense,'" she told People magazine. "And then I had dinner with a [mutual] friend who really bugged me to call Lee. I thought, 'That’s so rude! He doesn’t even know me.'"