Empire: Discussion Thread in FOX | FX | Hulu Posted February 23, 2019 2 hours ago, Khan said: Lord, we've taken "Empire" so off the rails, lol. Cookie: I know Jamal done lost his mind marrying some old ass man. That man is older than us, Lucious! That's just nasty! Sorry, had to get that out, rofl. As far as recasts go I think viewers might be more accepting when the reason why the previous actor was fired are so public. Plus, Jussie is an adequate actor, but he's not so great where anyone else would not be accepted as Jamal (unless they are Charity Rahmer unskilled).