Actor Wesley Snipes talked about being approached by Lee Daniels with playing the role of Luscious Lyon. It makes sense that Lee Daniels asked Snipes to play Luscious because he played the role of a drug kingpin Nino Brown in ‘New Jack City.’ Check out his interview below.
“Yeah, the ‘Empire’ thing did come across my desk and it just, the combination of things and the time demands didn’t make it viable,” he told us after Thursday’s Television Critics Association panel for his upcoming NBC series “The Player.”
“I could’ve walked through that no problem. Nino could’ve done that,” he added, referring to his infamous drug kingpin role in “New Jack City.”
Take a listen to the full interview below.