EMPIRE 3×08 “The Unkindest Cut” Photos
ANDRE GOES TO EXTREMES TO HELP NESSA’S CAREER ON EMPIRE’S “THE UNKINDEST CUT”
“The Unkindest Cut” — Andre sabotages Tiana’s big appearance at a fashion event in an attempt to get Nessa into the spotlight.
Meanwhile, Tariq works with Leah to try to bring down Lucious, and Jamal works with Philip to get over his PTSD.
Empire stars Terrence Howard as Lucious Lyon, Taraji P. Henson as Cookie Lyon, Jussie Smollett as Jamal Lyon, Bryshere ‘Yazz’ Gray as Hakeem Lyon, Trai Byers as Andre Lyon, Grace Byers as Anika Calhoun, Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha and Serayah as Tiana, Bre-Z as Freda Gatz, Xzibit as Shine Johnson and Morocco Omari as Tariq Cousins
Guest cast for “The Unkindest Cut” includes Kaitlin Doubleday as Rhonda Lyon, Taye Diggs as Angelo DuBois, Leslie Uggams as Leah Walker, Sierra A. McClain as Nessa, Ajiona Alexus as Teenage Loretha, Jeremy Carver as Teenage Lucious, Juan Antonio as Philip, Phylicia Rashaud as Diana DuBois, and Gina Gershon as Helen Von Wyeth.
Empire is a powerful drama about a family dynasty set within the glamorous and sometimes dangerous world of hip-hop music. The show revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment. The founder, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), is the king of hip-hop, but his company and reign are constantly threatened by his family, including his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson); his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers); and a volatile and competitive music industry.
The drama returns in Season Three, as the battle continues for the Soul of Empire. Each member of the Lyon family must cope with the events that were set in motion in the Season Two finale. Lucious pursues his music legacy with his streaming service, while also clashing with his half-brother, Tariq (Morocco Omari), who is leading a federal task force investigating him. Cookie aims to start over, in pursuit of her own happiness – a series of flashbacks reveal how Loretha Holloway became Cookie Lyon and how Cookie met Lucious. Meanwhile, the Lyon brothers – Andre, Jamal and Hakeem – all are determined to overcome the events of last season and move on, but the choices they face will become a battle for the soul of the Lyon family.
“The Unkindest Cut” airs Wednesday, December 7 (9:00-10:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX.
EMPIRE: "The Unkindest Cut"