Lee Daniels is a filmmaker, but he’s also a wavelength. You either get him, or you don’t. The Oscar-nominated director of Precious and The Paperboy, and co-creator of the record industry TV soap Empire, makes polarising entertainment that sweats.
There’s often outrageous sex, flushed cheeks and the rampant excavating of life’s taboos. “I know I’m in a lane of my own,” he says firmly. “No one is going to experience my life or see the world the way that I’m seeing it.
And certainly not these old white men that are interviewing me. ”This (younger) white man is interviewing Daniels over Zoom.
The 61-year-old director is at home in Los Angeles, with his face so close to the camera that I can see myself reflected in his glasses.Read more on msn.com