Taye Diggs is the latest guest star to be added to the roster of FOX’s hit show Empire.

According to EW, Diggs will play the recurring role of Angelo Dubois, a Harvard Law graduate from a wealthy family who’s a New York councilman. His focus is on “local politics and community issues, which inspired Barack Obama comparisons.”

Turns out Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon on the show, actually requested to have Diggs on the show.  “Okay whoever I get a job for on Empire, you owe me a Chanel bag,” Henson said to EW.

Right now there’s only so much Henson can say about Tiggs’ role on the show.  “Well, he’s sexy and he’s a smart politician. That’s all I know right now. And he loves him some cookies. And I hear he has, supposedly a very famous mother but I’m not sure… I’m not gonna start that rumor.”

Empire returns to FOX for season three Wednesday, September 21 at 9pm.


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