“Empire” has cast Mo McRae to appear in Season 2, Variety has learned exclusively. He will do a three-episode arc, playing a love interest for Becky (Gabourey Sidibe).
The character’s name is J-Poppa, who’s described as a handsome, easygoing guy who is seeing Becky, assistant to Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) at Empire Entertainment. J-Poppa also develops a strong connection with Andre (Trai Byers).
“Empire” marks a reunion for McRae and exec producer Lee Daniels and Danny Strong, as he appeared in their 2013 film “The Butler.”
McRae is currently a series regular on TNT’s “Murder in the First,” and had a major recurring role in “Sons of Anarchy.” His other credits include “Ray Donovan,” “Battle Creek” and Reese Witherspoon’s “Wild.” Next up, he’s been cast in HBO’s biopic “All The Way.”