‘Empire’ Star Terrence Howard Makes A Surprising Announcement As The Series Comes To An End

EMPIRE: Terrence Howard in the "A Wise Father That Knows His Own Child" episode of EMPIRE airing Wednesday, April 17 (8:00-9:00 PM ET/PT) on FOX. (Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

‘Empire’ Star Terrence Howard Makes A Surprising Announcement As The Series Comes To An End

The TV drama is about to enter its final season.

Published September 12th

Written by Moriba Cummings

Empire's final season is currently in production, and while on set, the show's leading man, Terrence Howard, made a surprising announcement about his career that is sure to disappoint his fans.

While speaking with Extra, Howard, who plays Lucious Lyon on the hit drama, broke the news that following the series finale, he is officially retiring from acting.

"What do you think will happen with your career?" special correspondent Miss USA Cheslie Kryst asked him. "What do you see yourself doing going forward?"

Without hesitation, Howard responded, "Oh, I'm done with acting. I'm done pretending."

When Kryst followed up, asking if he is, instead, choosing to focus on "philanthropy and other interests," he clarified, "No, not philanthropy; I'm just focusing on bringing truth to the world."

So what will the actor, known for starring in some of Black Hollywood's most iconic films, miss most about Empire? The cast.

"I love the cast members," he said. "I will miss them a great deal, and the crew."

Take a look at the clip, below:

Empire returns to FOX for its final season on September 24.

(Photo by FOX Image Collection via Getty Images)

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