Sydney Scott
Sep, 28, 2017

For this week's Yes, Girl episode, ESSENCE spoke with two of Empire's leading men, Jussie Smollett and showrunner Lee Daniels

Smollett dished on living in LA, Twitter trolls, and almost living with Insecure actress Yvonne Orji, and gave us this quality gem for when things get a bit tough, "WWBD, what would Beyoncé do?"

Daniels, who is the creative mind behind Empire and its sister series STAR, revealed that he's got another big show in the works, one that revolves around Black women in journalism. 

"I’m so misunderstood and it drives me batshit," he told ESSENCE. "So let me just take a moment to flip the table. It’s [the series] about black journalism, women in journalism."

Daniels remained tight-lipped about the project, but hinted that there would be familiar faces. "I can’t talk about it, but it’s two people you know," he added. "We’ve even talked about one of them today."

Hmmm, listen to the podcast yourself and see if you can figure out who one of the leading ladies may be.