A month after the announcement that Taye Diggs signed on for what Fox called a major recurring role on next season of its hit series “Empire,” Phylicia Rashad has also booked a role on the soap opera, playing Diggs’ mother.
As previously reported, Diggs will play a character named Angelo Dubois, who is a city councilman from a respected and affluent New York family. Drawing comparisons to President Barack Obama’s earlier years, Mr. Dubois has a Harvard law degree, as well as a drive to do good in the world, and focuses his energy on community organizing, and local politics.
Rashad, as Digg’s mother, has signed up to play the wealthy Diana Dubois, matriarch of one of New York’s oldest and most prominent Africa American families. As the mother of ambitious city councilman Angelo Dubois (Diggs), she has her sights set on higher office for her only son, and she’ll stop at nothing to groom him. Diana’s interactions with Cookie, Lucious and the rest of the Lyon clan will lay bare the stark class divides that can exist, even within the black community.
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