Lee Daniels’ Opens Up About Breaking Down Shooting A Scene On ‘Empire’
If you’re as much of a fan of “Empire” as we think you are, watching certain scenes like the time Lucious threw his son Jamal in the garbage after the little boy dressed up in his mother’s clothes, tugs your heart strings. That could be because that scene wasen’t contrived, it was real and from a pages out of director Lee Daniels’ life.
Daniels’ included those personal moments in the “Empire” script, which is what separates it from any other show on TV right now. Daniels sat down with Don Lemon on CNN and opened up the heart-wrenching scene.
“I couldn’t direct the scene, I broke down in tears,” he revealed.”