While fans of hit FOX series Empire are gearing up for Season 4, star Taraji P. Henson could be preparing to make her exit.
The network is reportedly in negotiations with the cast for future seasons of the show, with the Golden Globe-winning actress hesitant to sign on the dotted line.
According to sources at RadarOnline, the timeless beauty’s contract ends this year, and she’s hoping to negotiate more out of her deal, considering she’s the main attraction for loyal fans.
“Taraji is the franchise, and she’s milking it big time.
“One minute she’s telling them she wants it go to continue for the foreseeable future, the next she’s changed her mind and talking about the next step of her career elsewhere, or needing a break for her personal life.”
Henson, 46, is reportedly causing concern for her fellow costars as well.
“Everybody is bracing for the fact that once she is tired of all this, the whole universe of the series is going to wrap up, and they resent her for it.”
“It’s a big reason why she is treated like royalty on the set and everybody is walking on eggshells around her.”
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Born and raised in Compton, California, Jessica Bennett began her career as an intern at The Oakland Post, and later, The Source Magazine. She went on to write for respected hip hop publications such as DJ Booth and Hip Hop DX before becoming the Urban Editor of pop culture website, Wetpaint.com. She joined Ebony as the Entertainment Editor August 2017. Bennett has interviewed such names as Vanessa Williams, Spike Lee, Tyra Banks, Forest Whitaker, Magic & Cookie Johnson and several others.