You will be redirected back to your article in seconds
Back to IndieWire

Chatting with Daniels

Chatting with Daniels

“People don’t understand my movies or they love my movies,” explains producer-turned-director Lee Daniels in a New York Times profile today. “There’s no gray area here. And that’s O.K., because if everybody did get it, I would think I was doing something wrong.” Daniels as a track record of luring top talent to work on his film, in particular the upcoming “Shadowboxer“, which he directed (the film opens Friday in theaters):

A-list actors are attracted to his small films (budgets are usually under $5 million) because, he said, they know the experience of making them will be an “adventure.” “It’s a little Euro, a little homo and a little ghetto, and they love being in that world,” the openly gay Mr. Daniels said, adding: “They work for nothing and some potato chips. And I demand that everybody check all egos at the door, and they dare not defy me because they know I’m a little off myself.”

This Article is related to: Uncategorized