According to TMZ there has been trouble on set between Nia Long and Taraji P. Henson.
Sources tell TMZ that Nia Long was such a nightmare on the set of “Empire” … the hair and makeup folks lodged an official complaint against her, and Nia also threatened to sue the show over an improper goodbye … this according to well-placed production sources.
Multiple people — cast, crew and production people — tell TMZ Nia was disrespectful and unprofessional throughout her run on the show.
The various sources are scoffing at Nia’s reps, who claim the stories about the actress are made up. Our sources say there were numerous incidents, but 3 are still vivid.
The report goes on to state that Nia is “habitually late,” which further angered Taraji and fellow “Empire” star Terrence Howard. At times, she was so late they would supposedly have to send in a stand in for Nia so that they could rehearse.
Nia’s rep says this is all hogwash and her long history in Hollywood proves it.
“We stand by our comments this morning that Nia has always, and continues to be, a consummate professional on set. In respect to her working relationships with the cast, she came onto this project, in the first place, because of her long-standing friendship and professional relationship with Terrence Howard,” the rep said. “We are not aware of any complaint, suit or case against her from anyone involved in the show, and we find the timing of all of these stories to be very suspicious, given that the series returns tonight.”
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