One of the great things about a show having as much longevity as Empire is that it gives its stars a chance to branch out and try other positions, like directing. Season 5 gave a chance to a couple of Empire’s stars, including Jussie Smollett (Jamal).
In the above video that goes behind the scenes, Smollett discusses what he was trying to accomplish with this episode, especially with medical reveal that happens in this episode. Also, find out how other stars on the show felt being directed by their co-star.
Check out the video and see all of the backstage magic that goes into making this incredible show on Fox.