Gladys Knight Joins Lee Daniels’ FOX Series ‘Empire’

Gladys Knight will be starring in Lee Daniels' anticipated FOX series "Empire."

Due to premiere early 2015, "Empire" will feature Knight playing herself in a potential recurring role according to Deadline.

Also starring Terrence Howard, Gabourey Sidibe, Taraji Henson and Jussie Smollett, "Empire" is hip-hop industry drama series.

Knight, whose credits include "Dancing With The Stars" and "Apollo Live (Centric)," recently released a gospel album titled "Where My Heart Belongs."

In related news, Gladys Knight sat down with Arise Entertainment for a very candid and eye opening interview. It really is a must see to hear what she has to say about Motown, Diana Ross, The Pips and much more. Watch below.