As fans of FOX’s “Empire” highly anticipate the series return of Season 2, the cast can be seen on all over front pages and networks building excitement for the premiere episode.
The Hollywood Reporter gathered the cast of “Empire” for its latest cover “Empire on Fire”. In the story, the magazine spoke to the show’s co-creator, Lee Daniels about the public perception of some of the shows leading actors including, Terrence Howard.
In an interview in Rolling Stone, Howard admitted to having physically assaulted his two ex-wives, but Daniels said it’s nothing new in Hollywood.
He told The Hollywood Reporter:
“That poor boy. [Terrence] ain’t done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he’s some f***in’ demon,” Daniels said.
Brando and Penn are both white actors, but Daniels statement alluded to the fact that their abusive pasts were not magnified due to racial stigma and climate.
“That’s a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America.”
Read The Hollywood Reporter cover story for more on the stars of Empire.
Celebrity Domestic Violence Victims
1. Kelly RowlandSource:Instagram 1 of 17
2. Tamar BraxtonSource:Instagram 2 of 17
3. Tina Turner3 of 17
4. RihannaSource:Instagram 4 of 17
5. Evelyn Lozada5 of 17
6. Pilar SandersSource:Instagram 6 of 17
7. Eva MarcilleSource:Instagram 7 of 17
8. Mariah Carey8 of 17
9. Halle Berry9 of 17
10. Cicely Tyson10 of 17
11. Robin Givens11 of 17
12. K. Michelle12 of 17
13. Nicole Brown Simpson13 of 17
14. Madonna14 of 17
15. Bobby & Whitney15 of 17
16. Brandon Marshall16 of 17
17. Nicki MinajSource:AP 17 of 17
SOURCES: The Hollywood Reporter| PHOTO CREDIT: Getty
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