Empire star Trai Byers has shut down rumuors he is planning to call it quits with the show because he finds his character ‘beneath him.’
Page Six reported that the 32-year-old, who plays Andre Lyon, complained that the character wasn’t befitting for someone like him who studied in Yale. Further reports state that although the actor was initially excited about playing a man with bipolar disease, he has gotten tired of the role and is ready to move on to something more. He is even reported to have had a few tantrums off camera saying, ‘I don’t get to do enough, I might leave’.
Yesterday, the actor took to his Instagram page to state that he enjoys playing the role of a man with bipolar disorder and he would never think little of his role as Andre. He also added that Empire started off his career, and ended with ‘ See you in Season 3!’
See his post below:
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