Say It Ain't So: Could 'Empire' Be Terrence Howard's Final Role?

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The actor said that once Empire ends, he wants to dedicate his life to his newborn son.

Brace yourselves: Terrence Howard could be hanging up his acting shoes.

The Empire actor opened up to Extra last week, where he revealed that after Empire ends, he plans on—gasp!—retiring.

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"I want to give Lucious the rest that I have in this creative space, and then I want to raise my son," Howard said, referring to both his Empire character and his newborn son.

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Though he appears to have his post-Empire plans ironed out, he still plans on giving the hit Fox show his all.

"When you have Taraji P. Henson on your coattails, I'm like, 'Am I still No. 1? Is it still my show?'" he pondered, noting that his small-screen success has bypassed his fame as a movie actor. "Yeah, I'm No. 1. It's still mine."

But take Howard's retirement plans with a grain of salt: We're happy to say that the end of Empire is seemingly nowhere in sight!

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