The Empire Cast Is With Hillary Clinton

Watch the Lee Daniels-directed campaign advert which aired during last night’s episode.

October 06, 2016

The cast of Empire have united behind Hillary Clinton in a new campaign advert. Directed by Lee Daniels, the ad focuses on the issue of race with Bryshere Gray, a.k.a. Hakeem Lyon, saying, “There’s only one person in this race who said Black Lives Matter.” The ad goes on to list Trayvon Martin and other victims of gun violence.


The minute-long advert was aired during the October 5 episode of Empire. It sees stars Taraji P. Henson, Trai Byers, Jussie Smollett, Tasha Smith, Gabourey Sidibe, and Grace Byers urging viewers to vote. Terrence Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon on the Fox drama, is not featured in the ad.

Check the ad out above and read Empire's Jussie Smollett speak candidly to The FADER about homophobia, police brutality, and trying to make a difference with TV.

The Empire Cast Is With Hillary Clinton