Vivica A. Fox is returning to Empire in Season 6.
The 54-year-old actress confirmed all through Sunday’s episode of Watch What Happens Live she’s going to reprise Candace Mason throughout the sixth and supreme season of the Fox sequence.
“Yes, Candace, that bougie [expletive], will be back for the final season,” she said.
Fox voiced her love for former co-star Jussie Smollett nonetheless said she hasn’t spoken to the actor.
“Unfortunately no, I haven’t spoken to Jussie. But he’s still family and I love him,” she said.
Fox Entertainment confirmed in May that Season 6 shall be Empire‘s closing. The season will embody 20 episodes, with “no plans” for Smollett to return as Jamal Lyon.
“Jussie will NOT be returning to Empire,” Empire co-creator Lee Daniels reiterated in June.
Smollett was accused in February of staging a hate crime assault on himself. Prosecutors lastly dropped the case, although the case may presumably be reopened in delicate of newest physique cam footage.
Fox debuted as Candace, Cookie Lyon’s (Taraji P. Henson), sister, in Season 2 and has since appeared in Seasons 3, 4 and 5. Empire stars Henson, Terrence Howard, Bryshere Y. Gray and Trai Byers, and might premiere its final season Sept. 24.