Ajiona Alexus & Jeremy Carver Join ‘Empire’

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Aijona Alexus and Jeremy Carver have been cast as young versions of Cookie and Lucious in season 3 of Empire!
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Season 3 of Fox’s Empire, as previously reported, will shed some light on the childhood of Cookie and Lucious — and now we know what their younger selves look like.

Per our sister site Deadline, Ajiona Alexus (The Rickey Smiley Show) will in flashbacks play Cookie as a teenager “whose Catholic school uniform can’t hide ‘the Cookie spark.’”

Newcomer Jeremy “Not the Supernatural Producer” Carver, meanwhile, has been cast as young Lucious, who back in the day coupled a great voice with “a bad-boy edge” that made Cookie crumble a bit.

Source: TV Line