When an actor leaves a television show suddenly, wildfire rumors generally follow. Television fans are passionate. They want to know every single detail that leads to the decision to write a character out of a hit show. Were they written out? Was it a pay issue? Do they not get along with the rest of the cast? No matter how many times people are reminded that actors are just people and a role in a TV show, at the end of the day, is just a job, they can’t help but dream up some drama surrounding it.
For quite a while, there has been speculation that actor, Jussie Smollett, would not return for the final season of Empire, and it appears that that’s now been made official.
Even if you don’t watch Empire, you may be familiar with Smollett’s name and the scandal that surrounded him recently. Keep reading to find out more about what’s going on with his role in Empire.