Taraji P. Henson Wants Diana Ross And Billy Dee Williams To Play Her Parents On 'Empire' Season 2

Taraji P. Henson Shares Who Should Play Her Parents On 'Empire'

Fans aren't the only ones looking forward to season 2 of "Empire."

Taraji P. Henson, who plays Cookie Lyon, has a very big guest star wish for the show's sophomore season. The star spoke with Us Weekly following her historic win at Sunday's Critics' Choice Television Awards, to discuss two particular actors she'd like to see on set.

“My wish would be for Diana Ross and Billy Dee Williams to play my parents,” she said. “I have no idea [who it will be]. I [also] want Oprah too. I want the world!” she added, laughing. “I want everyone on the show. Bill, Hillary [Clinton] -- come on! Everybody!”

If Henson’s wish is granted, the series will mark Williams and Ross’ first on-screen appearance together since starring opposite of each other in “Lady Sings the Blues" and “Mahogany."

So far, the hit Fox series has confirmed Alicia Keys, Lenny Kravitz, Chris Rock, Ne-Yo and former “CSI: Miami” actor Adam Rodriquez as guests expected appear on the new season, which premieres September 23.

Check out more of Taraji P. Henson’s Us Weekly interview here.

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