In a new interview, Terrence Howard has said that his acting days will soon be over.

He told Extra special correspondent and Miss USA Cheslie Kryst that his time will be up once Empire is over. When Kryst asked what he thinks he’ll do moving forward post-Empire, Howard said, “Oh, I’m done with acting. I’m done pretending.”

When Kryst asked, “You’re finishing up, you’re no longer acting, and you’re focusing solely on philanthropy and other interests?” Howard replied, “No, not philanthropy. I’m just focusing on bringing truth to the world.”

While we can’t be certain if Howard is just pulling our leg or if he’s really serious about retiring it is worth noting that he has multiple projects coming out soon, including Gully starring Waves‘ Kelvin Harrison Jr. and Cut Throat City with Wesley Snipes, T.I. and Shameik Moore.

Watch the interview below:

Empire, which returns soon for its sixth and final season, revolves around the Lyon family and their media company, Empire Entertainment. The founder, Lucious Lyon (Terrence Howard), is the king of hip-hop, but his company and reign are constantly threatened by his family, including his ex-wife, Cookie Lyon (Taraji P. Henson), his sons, Jamal (Jussie Smollett), Hakeem (Bryshere “Yazz” Gray) and Andre (Trai Byers). He is always forced to face the reality of the volatile and competitive music industry. Empire also stars Andre Royo as Thurston “Thirsty” Rawlings, Gabourey Sidibe as Becky, Serayah as Tiana and Ta’Rhonda Jones as Porsha.



Watch this 7-minute long supercut of Terrence Howard saying “mayne” in ‘Hustle and Flow’


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