23 Photos Of The 'Empire' Cast Where The Actors Look Nothing Like The Characters You Know & Love

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Even though it's only aired one season, the characters on Empire already have a beloved place in fans' hearts. As such, we just can't help picturing the actors a certain way. It's at a point where it would be weird to see Taraji P. Henson playing a character who isn't Cookie, and confusing to see Lucious Lyon's real life counterpart Terrence Howard with a totally different hairstyle and wardrobe.

But these actors have not been playing these parts forever and, aside from that, they are not in character 24/7. There have been plenty of times that our favorite Empire actors have been unrecognizable off-screen. Check out these 23 photos to see what I'm talking about.

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