A Comprehensive Wish List of Empire Guest Stars


After a summer of nothing but “Drip Drop” and “Trap Queen” on repeat, Empire finally returns to our lives tonight. Much like the first season, this second one is jam-packed with guest stars, including Marisa Tomei, Chris Rock, Lenny Kravitz, Pitbull and Mariah Carey. Honestly, it sounds like a snoozefest.

Yes, Empire’s guest list looks notable on paper, but do any of these people really amuse you? Seems like the casting department could use a little help in this area, so here’s a wish list of stars we’d love to see on Empire. A cameo from any of these names—even one—would be thrilling, to say the least.

Nick Jonas

Sala Baker

Kirsten Storms

Carice van Houten

Tom Holland

Sara Chase

Frank Grillo

Nestor Carbonell (Has an entire blog devoted to him called Nestor Carbonell Is Smokin’ Hot!)

Delaney Williams

Hoon Lee (Famously played Splinter in the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV reboot)

Mary Elizabeth Winstead

Leland Orser (!!!)

Ryan Sands (Appeared in 20 episodes of The Wire as Officer Lloyd “Truck” Garrick)

Faune Chambers Watkins

Brittany Daniel

Cynthia Daniel (Three words: Sweet Valley High)

Sam Worthington

David Eigenberg

Clancy Brown

Orlando Brown (That’s So Raven)


Steve Whitmire (Currently the man behind Kermit the Frog and Rizzo the Rat on The Muppets)

Fingers crossed. Here’s hoping Lee Daniels can work his magic.

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