Terrence Howard Reveals He Is Quitting Acting When Empire Ends

Terrence Howard Reveals He Is Quitting Acting When Empire Ends
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Terrance Howard has revealed he is quitting acting once Empire ends next year.

The 50-year-old had a sit down with Extra's correspondent Cheslie Kryst this week and broke the news he was leaving showbiz. Kryst kicked off their chat by asking the actor what he was going to do once Empire finished filming.

"I'm done with acting. I'm done pretending," Howard answered her bluntly.

When Kryst attempted to get more details out of the Hollywood star, he was not forthcoming with information. One thing he did admit is that his future does not include a career in philanthropy.

"No, not philanthropy; I'm just focusing on bringing truth to the world," he replied.

Howard did not share what truth he was referring to or how he plans to bring it to the world. The only thing he was crystal clear about is that he is done with acting next year.

He has had quite a career in Hollywood. Besides starring on the Fox show, Howard has appeared in big-screen flicks such as The Best Man , The Butler , and Hustle & Flow .

The hit drama returns in two weeks for its sixth and final season. Although Howard is done with acting, he has nothing but love for his Empire family.

"I love the cast members. I will miss them a great deal, and the crew," he expressed.

One costar Howard already misses is Jussie Smollett, whose character of Jamal was written out last season following the actor's legal drama.

"I was closest to Jussie. It hurts not to have him here. It's like losing a son. But it's nice not having all the media circus around regarding all the things that took place," he told the Extra correspondent.

Howard has supported his onscreen son throughout the entire scandal of his alleged hate crime.

Terrance Howard says he will be done with acting once Empire ends next year. He promises fans a drama-filled last season full of stellar performances from the cast. Although the actor didn't share any specifics, he did tease Cookie and Lucious might on be on the same side anymore.

"I think the producers are realizing Cookie and Lucious are better enemies than lovers, and it's nice to be able to sharpen the fangs again," he shared.

Are you ready for the final season of Empire ? Do you think Howard is really going to quit acting?

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