The violent and bigoted attack on Jussie Smollett in Chicago early Tuesday morning shocked the occupation and crew of Empire and seeks answers, temporarily and unrelated to the Fox show.
In our city there was a terrible attack on one of us, "said an insider of the hip-hop drama to Deadline today. "Everyone is 100% behind Jussie, and he's the first priority, but people have to deal with what happened to him," the source added to a musical drama created by Lee Daniels and Danny Strong ,
Counselors and a SAG advisor were advised by the SAFTAFTRA representatives on the set of the Terrence Howard-Taraji P. Henson series on Tuesday to speak and listen to cast, crew and producers. It is intended that these trauma advisers will remain present in the upcoming weeks in the windy city-filmed kingdom when Smollett returns to the show and the law enforcement investigation against the two men who have attacked the actor unfolds.
The main principles of the show were endured early Tuesday on the racist and homophobic tortures, beatings, and chemical substances that Smollett endured, despite their attempts to defend themselves. However, the collective set Empire was collectively told by a producer what had happened to the actor playing Jamal Lyon on the show. Late flight should be Smollett this week for the shooting in the fifth season of Empire on the set. After a brief sojourn at Northwestern Hospital, Smollett is recovering in relatively good shape after the hard attack. His scheduled concert on February 2 at The Troubadour in West Hollywood was removed from the legendary club schedule at some point, but is now back on the grid.
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Depending on his recovery and the cold weather conditions in Chicago, the actor might film the board Mahoney-Showrun Empire until early next week, I'm told
It seems very unlikely Smollett or anyone on Empire will work a lot this week.  Empire will be dark on Wednesday – along with the forthcoming "Strong-EP" Proven Innocent ]which also films in Chicago – as the metropolis of the Midwest, a full one for the polar vortex Subject to destruction. If you go down almost the whole thing, the temperatures are below minus 22 tonight and you're expected to drop a record on a record breaking Wednesday.
It is unclear whether Empire and other Chicago shows were filmed on several films networks will also be off at this point.
They say they consider what happened to Smollett today on the icy streets of Chicago as a "possible hate crime." City detectives work closely with the FBI in the hunt for these together responsible for the attack.
Although very little official information has been released, police and agents have searched the area where the robbery took place for witnesses and video footage. While nothing has been said publicly, we hear that the substance being poured over Smollett is determined to be considered a bleach.
Or, as Lee Daniels said in his deeply sad reaction, what happened to the actor in which his character resides. A not inconsiderable part of the Empire of the Creator: "In America it is only one Another shitty day. "