Singer and actress Sierra McClain is sharing a peek at her “Empire” Season 3 character, Nessa, in a behind-the-scenes photo. The 22-year-old, who landed a recurring role on the Fox hip-hop drama, took to Instagram to share a picture of her holding hands with her co-star Jussie Smollett.
“Mr. @jussiesmollett will never know what his words & actions meant to me in the moment, but they were everything. And so is he,” she wrote. “Who’s excited for the premiere?! Less than a week away!!” Smollett, who plays Jamal Lyon, shared McClain’s photo on his Twitter page Friday, posting a sweet message about her. “I meant it. u r so special my love. Your poise, talent & class is fresh air. Yall prepare 4 @SierraMcClain #empire,” he responded.
It was announced in July that McClain would star as a singer named Nessa. The character is said to be Shine’s (Xzibit) protégé, but Lucious (Terrence Howard) is trying to sign her to his roster at Empire records. Last month, McClain shared a photo of her and Xzibit on the set of “Empire” as their characters. “Nessa and Shine hard at work,” she wrote. “#Empire #Season3 @empirefox @xzibit.”