Daniels: Women are far more complicated
Lee Daniels has consistently acknowledged and praised women in his works, such as the TV series Empire over the years. He revealed that part of his respect is due to ladies being “smarter than men,” which makes it more interesting to include them in his projects.
In fact, the star even reassures everyone that women are generally more complicated in the best way possible.
He explained on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert: “They (women) are smarter than men.
I just think women are far more complicated, and I find that they are really interesting and fascinating to write for. So yeah, so most of my work comes from crazy Cookie’s and such, you know.”
The Paperboy producer is not nearly done working on various projects and inviting some of the most powerful women to join. His latest work, simply titled Star, sees Queen Latifah portraying the owner of a beauty salon as her three girls try their hand at musical stardom.
Daniels had previously stated that he worked on Star with the goal of changing stereotypes often seen on TV by making “the black girl to be rich.”
He shared: “It’s not just about the girls finding family. We’re talking about race. At the time, (Donald) Trump was not president. But I knew we were at civil war.
I wanted this girl in this girl group to be white. I wanted her to have a sister who was half-black. And I wanted the black girl to be rich. And then I wanted them to tear each other apart because you know there are no girl groups.
The reason that there are no girl groups is that they only last a couple of years.”