What Are The ‘Empire’ Stars Doing This Summer? (So Far)

Summer is in full force and so is rerun season. Sure, there are some summer shows to indulge in, but can they really replace Empire in our hearts? The answer is no.

We can try, but the distraction will only last so long. Luckily or unluckily (depends on how much you like summer), September is a long time away. It’s a time for vacations, fun, and Empire could be shooting Season 3 at any minute.

Jussie Smollett Beach
Jussie Smollett Beach

Let’s check out what the Empire stars are up to this summer.

Taraji P. Henson

The actress has been traveling around Africa throughout her break from the show.

A video posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Jun 10, 2016 at 11:30am PDT

This was a VERY emotional trip!!! I really can not put into words my experience today!!! The HOPE that these babies gave ME?!?! I was so sad and could NOT stop crying because I DO NOT understand why poverty exist. 😡😡😡. I JUST CAN NOT WRAP MY MIND AROUND IT!!! There is enough for EVERY HUMAN ON THIS EARTH!!! I was so sad and couldn’t stop crying in #Kliptown #SkyFoundation and at #KeepAchildAlive. God bless your pure heart @aliciakeys. I am so honored to be an ambassador for your beautiful #keepachildalivefoundation When in #KlipTown a young man in the program asked me why I was crying I said ” My heart hurts for the ppl here”. He told me to stop crying because everything is going to be alright and proceeded to sing ” Everything’s gon be alright” and everyone joined in on the song. I couldn’t believe it. The spirit of the African ppl CAN NOT AND WILL NOT BE BROKEN!!! Now that is HOPE like I have NEVER SEEN IN MY LIFE. I am forever a changed woman!!! God Bless SOUTH AFRICA!!! 💋💋💋🇿🇦
A photo posted by taraji p henson (@tarajiphenson) on Jun 8, 2016 at 11:43pm PDT

Jussie Smollett

The actor is playing Langston Hughes in a new film called Marshall. Check out him looking dapper in the throwback suit.


The actress/singer is nominated for a Teen Choice Award for Choice Scene Stealer.

Vote today !!! #choicetvscenestealer link in my bio 💋💋❤️❤️❤️
A video posted by SERAYAH (@serayah) on Jun 10, 2016 at 8:36am PDT

Terrence Howard 

The actor is also visiting South Africa.