Whoa, Find Out Which Actor Almost Landed Terrence Howard's Role in Empire

January 18, 2015 2:50 AM

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Since its debut two weeks ago, the Fox hip-hop drama has become a cultural phenomenon, and has delivered the network its highest rating for a new series in years. (The network has already renewed it for a second season!) But the central role of Lucious Lyons almost went to someone other than Terrence Howard. And it's a big name!

And during the show's panel at the 2015 Winter TCA Press Tour, creator, executive producer and director Lee Daniels revealed the actor he originally approached to take on the role of the hip hop mogul.

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