Jussie Smollet , Trai Byers and Bryshere Y. Gary, who played the role of the Lyon Brothers in FOX hit series, ‘Empire’ are on the cover of Essence Magazine’s June vacation issue.
In the four photos that were released by the magazine, the brothers grace the cover with sexy, fierce charming looks and they each cover one magazine, before all three of them grace the cover of one.
Jussie 'Jamal' Smollet explained how he got the role into “Empire” saying; “I jumped on Instagram and direct-messaged Lee and said, ‘Sir, I know you get this all the time, but I’m a singer, actor, dancer, songwriter and musician. I am Jamal Lyon in more ways than one.”
The 21-year-old Yazz, said he had aspirations of being in the NFL until an injury crushed those dreams. Before “Empire,” the newcomer was a YouTube sensation. But his newfound fame on the show has allowed him to reach people in more ways than one. He heard many tales of hard times. “I would hear things like, ‘My dad was never in my life…’ and my response was, ‘My dad was never in my life…Don’t feel like you don’t matter.’
Trai Byers, 33, who had a very good year in 2014, with the success of both “Empire” and Selma explains why he works out and looks so damn good: “I work out for two reasons: one, because I’m an actor and two, because I’m somebody’s [future] husband. I want to be prepared for the woman God has for me.”
The magazine is said to hit newsstands on May 15.