Nia Long’s representative is dismissing reports suggesting the actress has been feuding with Taraji P. Henson on the set of Empire.
The Boyz n the Hood star booked a recurring guest role on the hit show’s third season, in which she plays a rival to Henson’s character Cookie Lyon. According to TMZ, the actresses did not get along and would not speak to each other while they were working.
Henson was reportedly upset with Long’s behavior on set and the way she treated crew members in the hair and makeup department, who reportedly filed an official complaint against Nia.
However, Long’s representative insists there were no issues on set.
“We stand by our comments… that Nia has always, and continues to be, a consummate professional on set,” the representative tells TMZ. “In respect to her working relationships with the cast, she came onto this project, in the first place, because of her long-standing friendship and professional relationship with Terrence Howard.”
“We are not aware of any complaint, suit or case against her from anyone involved in the show, and we find the timing of all of these stories to be very suspicious, given that the series (recently returned to the air),” the rep adds.