*Taraji P. Henson gave Us Weekly a wish list of guest stars she’d like to see on Season 2 of “Empire,” but the actress got quite specific when it came to who she wants as Cookie’s mama and daddy.
“My wish would be for Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams to play my parents,” she said. “I have no idea [who it will be]. I [also] want Oprah too. I want the world!” she said following her historic win at Sunday’s Critics’ Choice Television Awards, adding, “I want everyone on the show. Bill, Hillary [Clinton] — come on! Everybody!”
If Henson’s wish is granted, the series would mark Williams and Ross’ first on-screen appearance together since starring opposite of each other in “Lady Sings the Blues” and “Mahogany” in the 70s
So far, the hit Fox series has confirmed Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock, Ne-Yo and former “CSI: Miami” actor Adam Rodriquez as guests locked down for the new season, which premieres September 23.
Watch Taraji’s interview with Us Weekly below: