In a sit-down interview with Vanity Fair, Smollet, 31, bragged about his cooking skills.
“Darling, there's nothing I cannot make. I make the best macaroni and cheese that you will ever have in your life.”
Smollet told VF he realized he was famous when he was mobbed at The Grove, an upscale open air shopping center in LA. He didn't mention that everyone kept calling him 'Jamal'.
“I recently went to the Grove [an outdoor shopping center in Los Angeles] and it literally was a mob scene,” he said. “It was unbelievable that people recognized me. It was kind of crazy, but everyone who has come up has been really sweet. They say they love Empire and some say they are really moved and inspired by the show. That feels hella good!”
Smollet also said his status as a "sex symbol" makes him “quiver in my soles.” He added, “But it’s very sweet and I am humbled by it. I’m just enjoying my moment on Empire and just taking it all in. I wake up every day the same man just wanting to work hard and do the best work that I can do.”
Smollet told VF his one guilty pleasure is singing show tunes in the shower.
“It’s so embarrassing, but the song I love to sing is “Sixteen Going on Seventeen” from The Sound of Music,” Smollett revealed. “I love that it’s so theatrical and the lyrics are so fun. I can sing the guy’s part and I can sing the girls part. I never get sick of it.”
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