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On the March 9 episode of "The Ellen DeGeneres Show," actor Jussie Smollett discusses his role as Jamal on the hit FOX show "Empire," and reveals he auditioned seven times before landing the role. He also weighs in on the recent plot twist in which his character came out. After the show, Smollett opened up about his personal life in a rare one-on-one interview with DeGeneres.(Credit: Warner Bros. / Michael Rozman)

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'The Ellen DeGeneres Show'

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