Empire star Jussie Smollett is the cover dude for the latest issue of Bleu Magazine.
He’s looking good in these pictures.
In Bleu Magazine Jussie talks about his success thanks to Empire:
“It’s been a lesson in patience and hard work. I never had a plan B. I know how to do other things. I always held down a job. I always made sure, as a Black man, that I was responsible for mine,” says Smollett about his journey to Hollywood. “That was always something super important to me and was something instilled in me by my mother–to be a hard working man, a hard working human being.” How did he keep his faith and focus in Hollywood, which is notorious for breaking people’s dreams, passions and spirit? “In those moments it’s so hard to continue in your stride when you feel like no one is listening. That is the test. How much do you really want it and how long are you going to stay at it until you get it. Just have faith and pray about it–and work hard,” Jussie reveals. “Don’t just sit and pray and not do anything, because God helps those who help themselves. Don’t just work and not pray. Believe in something – whether it’s the universe, your God or Janet Jackson. Whatever you believe in, believe in it fully and know that it’s going to be all right.”