The Hollywood Reporter tapped the cast for its latest cover story titled “Empire On Fire," in which Daniels, the show's co-creator, spoke about several topics, including the show's leading stars Taraji P. Henson and Terrence Howard.
Daniels had some pointed words regarding Howard's admission that he hit his two ex-wives in a recent Rolling Stone interview. "That poor boy. [Terrence] ain't done nothing different than Marlon Brando or Sean Penn, and all of a sudden he's some f***in' demon," Daniels said. "That's a sign of the time, of race, of where we are right now in America."
Of Henson, Daniels said: "Taraji was what I call 'Project Royalty' because in the projects, honey, she is royalty. She was Meryl Streep in the streets; it just took a moment for white America to catch on."
Read more of The Hollywood Reporter’s “Empire” cover story here.
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