Empire has experienced a significant dip in ratings since the series’ season two premiere. While Jussie Smollett acknowledges the decline, he’s encouraging fans to stay tuned.
“I understand the backlash,” 32-year-old Smollett told Essence. “They have something to compare it to now. But this isn’t a show about happy endings. It’s messy and wild and emotional and complicated and fucked up, but it’s worth the ride. It will pay off. Don’t stop watching.”
He goes on to say: “Everyone, no matter their age, race or sexual orientation can relate to the underdog. Everyone has felt misunderstood and counted out – some of us more than others – but we all know that feeling and that’s what Jamal represents.”
Are you still watching Empire? Why or why not?