The last fans saw of Anika “Boo Boo Kitty” Calhoun (Grace Gealey) on “Empire”, she was teaming up with Cookie (Taraji P. Henson) and two of the Lyon boys to take over her ex-fiancee’s company.
The hostile takeover is still in the works as FOX’s blockbuster returns for Season 2 — and Boo Boo Kitty is continuing down her dark path.
“She is harder and more cynical than she was,” says executive producer Ilene Chaiken. “Anika genuinely loved Lucious [Terrence Howard] and trusted him and believed in him.”
The dissolution of their engagement has left Anika power hungry and wanting to get even at steep costs, reveals Gealey.
“She is in the position where she wants revenge and she has done some dirty low down things,” she says. “Anika has successfully rounded up a team. She’s working with Andre [Trai Byers] and Hakeem [Bryshere Y. Gray] and even Cookie. She’s convinced everybody they can successfully and smartly take over Empire.”
Find out if they’re successful when “Empire” Season 2 premieres Sept. 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on FOX.