She’s only been on Empire for two episodes so far, but Vivica A. Fox already has dreams of starring in her own spinoff of the series, based on her role as Cookie Lyon’s bougie sister Candace.
“I just see that the, the road for Candace and the storyline for Cookie’s family is endless,” she says. “My dream would be if [executive producer] Lee Daniels was to create a spinoff for Candace’s family and Carol’s family, and we just keep on growing the ‘Empire’ empire, you know, why not?”
Daniels teased TCA reporters in August about plotting an Empire spinoff, but refused to give any further details.
For now, Fox says she’s going to savor being part of the hottest show on television – however long it lasts.
“We film in Chicago, and I’ve felt like such a rock star filming,” she said. “I mean, we were literally filming on the streets, people were lined up across the street. They were chasing our van, banging on the back of it. I was like, oh, this is what it feels like to be a rock star. Go ‘Empire,’ yasss.”
Below, Vivica tells us that in real life, she’s more Cookie than Candace.
The winter finale of Empire airs tonight, Dec. 2, at 9 p.m. on Fox.
Watch a sneak peek of the episode, “Et Tu, Brute?” below. Cookie throws a concert at the prison where she spent 17 years: