Chris Rock’s appearance on the first episode of Empire’s season 2 came and went faster than a commercial break. As previously mentioned Chris’s role had him in lockdown with show lead Terrence Howard (Luscious Lyon) and DeRay Davis. For his character, Chris had to bring out his tougher side which Twitter had a hard time taking seriously. Several people online pointed out Rock’s attempt to play a bad guy, and couldn’t help to suggest he stay on the lighter side of things.
Hilarious even at the thought of Chris Rock being the gulliest on the rock. Bigger budget got these niggas losing they mind.
— Combat Jack (@Combat_Jack) September 24, 2015
First Deray Now I’m suppose to believe Chris Rock a thug ? #Empire
— I HATE VA (@I_HATE_VA) September 24, 2015
— rolandsmartin (@rolandsmartin) September 24, 2015
Chris Rock on Empire was a bad decision. It wasn’t his acting, it was his role. I couldn’t imagine him being a gangster pushing weights. — Fyodor Dobodosky (@TayoMarciano) September 24, 2015
Chris Rock was the wrong person to play that roll on empire. He wasn’t intimidating lol.
— Vivian ✨ (@viviannnnn_) September 24, 2015
— Monet B (@monet_iam) September 24, 2015
Over the years we’ve seen more comedians take on dramatic roles without problems. Jamie Foxx in 2004’s Ray, and Marlon Wayans in 2000’s Requiem For A Dream proved that comedians can play dramatic roles, so it seems that Everybody just Hates Chris.