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11 Nov, 2015

Responds to love scene critics

Writes Article

Sidibe responds to critics of an Empire love scene with her on-screen boyfriend, in an EW blog post:

I, a plus sized, dark-skinned woman, had a love scene on primetime television. I had the most fun ever filming that scene even though I was nervous. But I felt sexy and beautiful and I felt like I was doing a good job. I’m very proud of the work we all did to make that scene a great opening for the episode. I keep hearing that people are “hating” on it. I’m not sure how anyone could hate on love but that’s okay. You may have your memes. Honestly, I’m at work too busy to check Twitter anyway. #Booked. Hope you enjoy next week’s show!

13 Mar, 2015

‘The networks underestimate the intelligence of [viewers]’

Gives Talk

After a sneak-peek screening of Part 1 of Empire‘s season finale, Daniels speaks to an LA audience, discussing race, sexuality, music, and modern America.

The networks underestimate the intelligence of everyone in this room.

Even though he critiqued the networks, Daniels praised Fox for strongly supporting the issues and themes that Empire has covered throughout its first season.

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