Courtney Love Talks ‘Empire’ Role, Lee Daniels Wanted To Work With Me!

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If you have been watching Empire and with its high rating I’m pretty sure you are —-then you have seen Courtney Love aka Elle Dallas make her slow and steady return to acting (she had a small part on Sons of Anarchy). Love takes on the role of Elle ,a struggling former singer who is attempting to resurrect her career. Love was supposed to play Elle as an R&B Royalty/Whitney HOuston type of character she tells People.

“It was originally going to be kind of a Whitney Houston kind of character. I was going to be R&B white royalty, but I am no R&B singer. Lee had wanted to me to do a Patti LaBelle song and I sang it for about five people at Fox. I think they are still cringing about it. I don’t have that Christina Aguilera or Mariah Careyvoice. That’s not the kind of singer I am. So, we changed it to be more appropriate for my voice, which is rock.”

Love dished on how she got the part…Lee Daniels wanted to work with her, “I’d heard from multiple people that [executive producer] Lee Daniels wanted to work with me, but I thought, ‘Oh, yeah. This is nonsense.’ And then I had dinner with a [mutual] friend who really bugged me to call Lee. I thought, ‘That’s so rude! He doesn’t even know me.’ [Eventually] I texted him, ‘Hi Lee, this is Courtney Love. How are you doing? XO.’ And about two minutes later I get a call from him, ‘I have a part for you.’ I was, like, in shock.”

Wow, awesome!

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