If you loved Terrence Howard in films like “Hustle & Flow,” “Crash” and “The Best Man,” and you enjoyed him on the small screen in shows like “Empire,” then you may be forced to watch those projects repeatedly if you want to see his work in the future.
Because Howard said he’ll be done with acting after the sixth and final season of “Empire” ends, which premieres on Sept. 24. It’s something he said while promoting the show on “Extra.”
“I’m done with acting. I’m done pretending,” he stated.
Miss USA Cheslie Kryst, who conducted the interview, then asked Howard if he would be a full time philanthropist after he quits acting, and he said that wouldn’t be his focus either.
“No, not philanthropy,” he answered. “I’m just focusing on bringing truth to the world.”
But Howard didn’t specify what he meant by “truth” and didn’t explain how he’d bring more of it onto the globe.
He did, however, talk about Jussie Smollett, who won’t be part of season sixth, after he was accused by the Chicago Police Department of lying about being attacked.
As it’s been widely reported, Smollett was slapped with a 16-count indictment of disorderly conduct in March, after he claimed two men beat him up and yelled racial and homophobic epithets.
The charges were later dropped, but that didn’t keep Smollett’s days with “Empire” from being over. And Howard said he truly feels the void around the set.
“It hurts,” he admitted. “It’s like losing a son, but it’s nice not having all of the media circus around regarding all of the things that took place.”
Taraji P. Henson, Howard’s “Empire” co-star, spoke to “Extra” as well and said she misses Smollett too.
“I miss him just like any mother misses a child. He’s definitely missed,” she stated.