Like mother, like daughter! Demi Moore and her 29-year-old child Rumer Willis will both star in upcoming episodes of the hit show Empire — so exciting! According to E! News, the 54-year-old actress is joining the drama in a recurring role as a nurse named Claudia during the current season of Empire. Her daughter Rumer appeared as a guest star in Season 3 before being promoted to a series regular this season.
“They had come to me early on [to do the series]. For a variety of reasons, it wasn’t the right time personally, schedule-wise,” she explained to Entertainment Weekly. “Then, of course, when my daughter came on the show, they reached out to me, and I made sure it was something she was okay with. I just had this overwhelming intuitive feeling that I needed to say yes! I really loved the idea of being able to share something with Rumer.”
Demi on Empire.
Rumer — whose dad is Demi’s second ex-husband, Bruce Willis — made her debut on the show as a singer-songwriter named Tory Ash who worked with Jamal Lyon (aka Jussie Smollett) on his musical project. Demi appeared in the Season 3 finale as a “take-charge nurse with a mysterious past” who will become “treacherously entangled” with the Lyons family. She will then continue as a recurring character this season.
This will be the mom-of-three’s first return to TV since she starred on a 2003 episode of Will & Grace. Though she is most known for her movie roles, Demi has additionally appeared on television shows General Hospital, The Master, and Moonlighting in the past.
Demi’s three daughters, Rumer, Scout and Tallulah, in February 2016.
Rumer began her acting career in 1995 — she was just seven-years-old at the time! — when she co-starred with her mother in the film Now and Then. Since then she’s also been featured on TV series 90210, Hawaii Five-0, and Pretty Little Liars.
In 2015, Rumer competed on Season 20 of Dancing With the Stars with pro partner Val Chmerkovskiy. She later won the Mirror Ball Trophy with Val and subsequently joined the 40-city Dancing with the Stars: Perfect 10 Tour in summer 2015. Demi and her ex-husband Bruce, 62, are additionally parents to daughters Scout, 26, and Tallulah, 23, together.
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