By: Donna Freydkin
Musical melodrama "Empire" returns today, featuring all the machinations, prison adventures and fur-loving stylings of the Lyon family.
And of course, the show co-stars Oscar nominee Gabourey Sidibe as A&R exec Becky. She most recently played Sacha Baron Cohen's lust interest in "The Brothers Grimsby" (see video above).
We caught up with an ebullient Sidibe -- who at that precise moment was lamenting that "there's no good booze to put in my coffee" -- to get a little scoop of what's ahead. Let's recall that in the most recent episode, things ended with Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard) being removed as CEO of Empire.
"So with Becky, there's more stuff, there's more running the empire, more getting into stuff," she says.
OK, does that mean hanky-panky between the sheets? "There's one more love scene. There was one more but they had to cut it from the episode," she says.
Sidibe has a perfectly deadpan air about her. "It's the worst thing about my humor. Nobody gets it until they get it," she says.
Don't worry, we totally get it.