Jussie Smollett and Gabourey Sidibe: Please be our friends. The Empire stars sat down with E! News on the Chicago set of their hit Fox show and played a friendship game with us—the results are epic.
The two stars, who also live together while working on the musical drama, really do know each other. Talk about friendship goals. We asked them a serious of "Who is most likely to…?" questions including: "Who is most likely to watch trash TV?" "Who is most likely to steal someone else's sandwich?" "Who is most likely to snort?" And many more.
"You stacked the deck you f—ker," Sidibe said, with a snort, fittingly. "That wasn't even on purpose, it's the way I do it."
Really, you need to watch this. Writing more about it will just spoil the fun for you.
"This should be the new game show on E!," Smollett said. "Call Ryan Seacrest, make this happen!"
You heard the man!
At the end of Empire season one, Smollett's Jamal Lyon became the head of the company, Sidibe got promoted from Lucious Lyon's (Terrence Howard) assistant to head of A&R and Lucious went to jail. The season two premiere sees Cookie (Taraji P. Henson), Hakeem (Bryshere Y. Gray), Andre (Trai Byers) and Anika (Grace Gealey) begin their plot to take the company back from Jamal. Chris Rock, Marisa Tomei, Al Sharpton and more guest star.
Empire season two premieres Wednesday, Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. on Fox.