‘Empire’ Update: What Has The Cast Been Up To During Hiatus?

March seems so far away, doesn’t it? But alas, that’s when we can expect the next new episode of Fox’s Empire and it’s been a hard hiatus for fans. There’s not as much music in our lives. We’re missing the Cookie one-liners, the Hakeem tantrums, and, heck. we’re even missing Thirsty Rawlings being his ol’ quirky self with his gadgets.

So to ease that withdrawal, let’s check out what the cast has been up to via social media.

Taraji P. Henson

A photo posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Jan 12, 2016 at 2:56pm PST

Besides rocking it at the Golden Globes, Henson is on the cover of Elle magazine

…and she’s also a doll.

Jussie Smollett

A photo posted by Jussie Smollett (@jussiesmollett) on Jan 8, 2016 at 7:02pm PST

Smollett shared a selfie back on the Empire set in Chicago, so that’s good news, right? There doesn’t seem to have any spoilers in the pic, though.

Bryshere “Yazz” Gray

Get Ready! #EmpireSeason3 🍪💂🏽 #CookieAndHakeem
A photo posted by Y A Z Z ™ (@yazzthegreatest) on Jan 21, 2016 at 12:42pm PST

Gray posted this wicked selfie of him and Henson posing on set and celebrating Empire‘s third season renewal. Awesome!

Rehearsal ☑️ Performance ☑️ Studio.. I’m On my way!! #VoltronStudios 👑
A photo posted by Y A Z Z ™ (@yazzthegreatest) on Jan 14, 2016 at 5:06pm PST

And he performed at Voltron Studios.

 Trai Byers & Grace Gealey

If I had the power to create the woman of my dreams, I would have fallen short of you. Praise God for a woman of God.
A photo posted by Trai Byers (@traibyers) on Dec 20, 2015 at 5:44pm PST

The off-screen Empire couple has been getting lovey-dovey at Lover’s Wall.


Bib= throw down 😋😋
A photo posted by SERAYAH (@serayah) on Jan 20, 2016 at 3:32pm PST

The singer/actress has been in Seattle, having fun and eating crabs…

Different 🙏 #Kodemag
A photo posted by SERAYAH (@serayah) on Jan 23, 2016 at 12:49pm PST

…and modeling for some Black Swan-like photos.