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Naomi Campbell Has a Serious Acting Job Now



Naomi Campbell is hands down the best thing about The Face. Her stern advice to young models and take-no-sh•t attitude really makes the show so entertaining. If there’s anything the supermodel knows (besides modeling and posing), it’s drama, and she’ll be putting her skills to the test with the new acting gig she’s lined up. 

Naomi has been tapped for a role on Empire, a Fox series about a record label exec and his family. She will have a recurring role on the show, starring alongside Terrence Howard and Taraji P. Henson. Her character, Camilla, is dating the son of the label’s owner (Howard), poised to inherit the company. Apparently, Naomi is a natural at the acting thing. Producer and co-creator Lee Daniels calls her “a beautiful actress,” noting that she is “underrated.” Hmm. 

Lee and Naomi are friends, so he may be a little generous with his words, but part of modeling is about playing a character, so if Naomi can tap that mood and make Camilla believable without delivering a choppy performance, we’re pretty sure she’s going to nail it. 

Will you be watching Naomi on Empire?

[via The Hollywood Reporter]