If you’ve been mesmerized watching EMPIREÂ like the rest of us, then you were probably sick to your stomach after seeing Terrence Howard‘s character Lucious throw his son in a trash can like he was last night’s garbage. Just because Terrance is an actor doesn’t mean that scene was easy to do. In fact Terrence went on Live with Kelly & Michael Wednesday and revealed just how difficultÂ it was for him to doÂ that scene.
Terrence said the shocking scene was “difficult to shoot” but once it was a wrap and he got it just right, director Lee Daniels broke down and was brought to tears. It was a moment for the award-winning director where art was imitating his life because thatÂ scene was something Lee had actually lived through.
While Terrence basks in the success of EMPIRE’s big ratings, he’s also getting ready to be a daddy for the fourth time. He dished and said his wife Miranda is expecting a boy in May and he’s a granddad again for the second time.
“My oldest daughter gave me a granddaughter two years ago and now Iâ€™ve got a grandson, Adrian, a week ago. Itâ€™s something else to become apart of something bigger than yourself. And then my wife, weâ€™re due in May and Iâ€™m having another boy.â€
If you think you have weight issues, TerranceÂ revealed just how hard it was for him to lose weight for the EMPIRE role after he ballooned to 250 pounds for another project.
Watch him challenge Kelly & Michael to do a few push-ups in theÂ video above.