Fox Chief Charlie Collier: Attack on ‘Empire’ Star Jussie Smollett a ‘Tragic Thing’
New Fox Entertainment boss Charlie Collier briefly commented Wednesday on the reported attack on “Empire” star Jussie Smollett.
“First of all, in any situation like that, the first thing I want to say is that my heart goes out to Jussie and everyone involved,” Collier said Wednesday at the Television Critics Association press tour. “It really is just a tragic thing
“It amazing how many times we’ve had to comment on sad incidents,” the former AMC chief mentioned, seemingly as a broader aside on the state of our collective union here in Hollywood and beyond.
“He’s an important and so talented a member of the Fox family,” Collier continued, back on Smollett specifically. “There is an ongoing criminal investigation so I won’t go deeper than that except to say it’s been really gratifying to see the creative team rallying around him.”
When pressed, Collier said he did not have any announcement to share regarding another season of hit hip-hop drama “Empire.”