Jussie Smollett reportedly lost a major role in a Broadway show following the 'Empire' actor's alleged hate crime hoax.
According to the Daily Mail, Smollett was being considered for the lead role in the upcoming Broadway revival of 'Take Me Out' which had already won three Tony Awards in 2003 during the original production, including Best Play and Best Featured Actor.
If he had gotten the part, his career would have likely catapulted and he would have been pulling in some major coins.
Smollett had reportedly participated in a reading with Zachary Quinto that ended just 12 hours before he alleged that he was attacked in a hate crime.
"Everything was set to go and the producers were planning to announce that Jussie and Zachary Quinto were starring in the play last month," said one Broadway insider to DM. "Everyone was so supportive after the attack and then suddenly, everything shifted."
The source also added that "He would have come off the sixth season of Empire and kicked off the next leg of his career with a role on Broadway. And not just that, the lead role in one of the best plays of the century in his Broadway debut.
"Why on earth would someone throw that all away."