False Alarm: Trai Byers Fired From Empire
On Thursday morning, Media Take Out reported that actor Trai Byers–who plays Andre Lyon on ‘Empire’–wanted to quit the show. The article suggested that Byers believed that playing Andre was beneath him as a “true thespian” that studied at Yale.
|Trai Byers Dispels Media Take Out Rumors|
After reading the story many die hard Empire fans attempted to confirm the news, searching “Trai Byers fired from Empire” via Google, just to find the identical story on Page Six.
I don’t normally spend my time dispelling rumors, but there is something I’d like to address. I have nothing but love and respect for “Empire” and all who are involved on the show. I have a fabulous relationship with FOX, and hold myself to the highest standards professionally. How could I think of demanding something larger than Andre, where I get to express a man with Bipolar disorder, who is on a spiritual journey to find his identity? I’m so proud, so happy, and so lucky to be a part of this cast. This show has started my career. See you in Season Three!
Trai Byers’ wife, Grace Gealey reposted Trai’s Instagram post helping to spread the word that Byers isn’t going anywhere!