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Gabourey Sidibe Gets a Love Interest for Season 2 of ‘Empire’

Gabourey Sidibe Gets a Love Interest for Season 2 of 'Empire'

Mo McRae, who was recently cast to play Stokely Carmichael, opposite Bryan Cranston in “All The Way,” HBO’s adaptation of the Tony-winning Robert Schenkkan play, has also now been cast as Gabourey Sidibe’s love interest in Fox’s hist series “Empire,” when it returns for its second season this fall.

McRae’s character’s name will be J-Poppa, who Variety describes as “a handsome, easygoing guy” who “develops a strong connection with Andre (Trai Byers).”

McRae (who can be currently seen on TNT’s “Murder in the First” with Taye Diggs) last worked with “Empire” creators and producers Lee Daniels and Danny Strong in 2013’s “The Butler.”

The guest-star-studded second season of “Empire” returns to Fox on September 22.

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