The singer-songwriter-actress talks with THR about her renewed focus on acting and what to expect from her recurring role on the Fox hip-hop drama.
What was the back story originally?She was always going to be Elle Dallas [but] she was supposed to be R&B royalty, but I’m not a R&B singer; I’m a rock singer. It was kind of funny; he had given me a Labelle song to sing, and I think the crew at Fox is still cringing because I tried singing this Labelle song [“Messin’ With My Mind”], and I just can’t; it’s not my thing! (Laughs.)
And how would you describe Elle when the Empire audience actually meets her? (cont’d)
Media Maestro .
Writing Rhinoceros .