In an interview with Extra on the set of the Fox drama, Howard told correspondent and current Miss USA Cheslie Kryst that he’s “done with acting” after “Empire” wraps production.
“Oh, I’m done with acting. I’m done pretending,” Howard told Kryst in response to a question about his next moves post-“Empire.”
When asked whether he would instead focus on philanthropic efforts, he replied, “No, not philanthropy; I’m just focusing on bringing truth to the world.”
Reps for Howard did not immediately respond to TheWrap’s request for comment Thursday.
Fox will air the sixth and final season of “Empire” on Sept. 24. But even after Howard is done playing Lucious, he still has two other projects in the works, according to his IMDb page — “Cut Throat City,” an action-drama feature directed by RZA, and an action-comedy film called “Selfie,