9 Characters John Slattery Should Play on 'Empire'

by Meredith B. Kile 7:15 PM PDT, March 27, 2015
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Mad Men star John Slattery is gearing up for the final season of the AMC period drama, but it turns out he had the chance to be a part of another hit show!

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Slattery revealed in a recent interview with the Daily Beast that Empire executive producer Danny Strong approached him about a part on Fox's hit hip-hop drama.

"He actually asked me if I wanted to be on Empire, and I think I let that ship sail," Slattery said. "I don’t know who I would’ve played… some white dude."

We did some brainstorming and came up with "some white dude" parts that Slattery would be perfect for in season 2 – seriously, let’s make this happen!

1. Roger Sterling 2.0

The simplest answer, really. Newly-ascended Jamal hires his firm to promote/rebrand Empire Entertainment after taking the reins.

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2. Ronda's Dad

We’ve never met the couple that spawned Andre's Lady Macbeth of a wife. Slattery would be perfect as her detached, uninterested father figure.

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3. Lucious' New Doctor

Based on the way he kicked the doctor out of the house for misdiagnosing him in Empire's first season finale, we have the feeling Lucious Lyon is going to be in the market for a new physician.

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4. Empire's A&R Guy

As Roger Sterling, Slattery always had a knack for finding new, um, talent.

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5. Andre and Ronda's Manny

What’s going to happen when two of the least stable characters on the show bring a child into the world? They’re going to need someone to help take care of it.

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6. Choreographer

Check out that footwork!

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7. Party Planner

If there’s one thing Slattery’s Mad Men character knew how to do, it’s throw a party.

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8. The New Office Manager

Hopefully, it would go better than Chris Hemsworth’s first day on the job.

9. Emotional Support

Just kidding.

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