*Taraji P. Henson and Nia Long reportedly did not get along on the set of “Empire,” so much so that producers nearly had to shoot their joint scenes separately, according to TMZ.
Nia guest-stars on the current third season in the recurring role of Lucious Lyon’s ex.
Citing multiple production sources, the site says Nia “was extremely rude to the people in hair, makeup and wardrobe — something Nia’s people strongly deny — which pissed Taraji off something fierce.”
According to the website, the two stopped speaking to each other at one point, and sources said it was next to impossible to film the scenes they did together, and that’s why they had actually blocked out how to shoot those scenes separately.
Sources say there is no chance Nia will be brought back for season 4.
Nia’s rep tells TMZ, “This story is complete nonsense. Throughout her long, established career, Nia has been nothing but a consummate professional treating all members of productions with respect.”
The rep continues, “This is nothing but another complete fabrication about a series that has been plagued by constant rumors of drama and misconduct.”