FOX announced today that Demi Moore will guest-star in a multiple-episode arc on this season of “Empire”. Fans will only have to wait a few weeks to catch Moore’s debut on the show, the actor is set to make her first appearance this spring.
According to the announcement, Moore will make her debut in the Season Three finale, playing a take-charge nurse with a mysterious past. The network stated that Moore “will become ever more treacherously entangled with the Lyon family,” and have a larger role in Season Four.
Moore joins previously announced actors and musicians who will appear on “Empire” this spring, including Eva Longoria, Taye Diggs, Phylicia Rashad, Nia Long and Moore’s daughter, Rumer Willis.
“Empire” will return with all-new episodes on March 22 on FOX, when the battle between Lucious and Cookie explodes into another gigantic war. After launching a deadly missile at Angelo, Lucious announces his new music project, Inferno, and puts everyone on notice – especially Cookie, who then vows to knock him off his throne for good. The network teases the battle stating, “The two engage in an epic clash – fueled by a history of love, loyalty and betrayal”.
“Empire” has been a consistent smash for the network, averaging a multi-platform audience of more than 16 million viewers. The series is the No. 1 broadcast drama in Adults 18-49 and ranks as the No. 1 broadcast entertainment program among in Adults 18-34, Women 18-34 and Teens.
Older readers might know Demi Moore best from her “St. Elmo’s Fire” premiere. Moore then went on to star in “A Few Good Men,” “Ghost,” “Indecent Proposal,” “Disclosure” and “G.I. Jane.”
Moore won a Golden Globe Award nomination for Best Performance by an Actress in a Mini-Series or Motion Picture Made for Television for her role as a single woman seeking a back-alley abortion in the 1950s-set miniseries “If These Walls Could Talk.” The miniseries, which she also produced, received an Emmy Award nomination for Outstanding Made for Television Movie.
Moore reappeared in the film industry to play a role in “Charlie’s Angels: Full Throttle,” she followed up the film with “Bobby,” “Flawless,” “Happy Tears” and “The Joneses”. Moore’s latest work was the 2011 financial thriller “Margin Call” and the drama “Another Happy Day,” opposite Ellen Barkin.
In 2012, Moore made her directorial debut in the original cable movie “Five”, an anthology of five short films exploring the impact of breast cancer on people’s lives. The film landed her a Directors Guild nomination. This June, Moore will be seen in Lucia Aniello’s feature comedy, “Rock That Body,” alongside Scarlett Johansson, Kate McKinnon and Zoë Kravitz. She also recently completed Michael Mailer’s independent film, “Blind,” opposite Alec Baldwin.
EMPIRE was created by Academy Award nominee Lee Daniels and Emmy Award winner Danny Strong, and is executive-produced by Daniels, Strong, Academy Award- and Emmy Award-winning producer Brian Grazer, Ilene Chaiken, Francie Calfo and Sanaa Hamri.