We had seven minutes with Lee Daniels. His film, The Butler, starring Oprah Winfrey and Forest Whitaker is the No. 1 movie in America. We were taping for TV Oneâ€™s Our World. His phone went off once, and his publicist was ready. To. Go.
Here it is:
BlackEnterprise.com: I wanted to discuss our black president for a moment.
Is he black?
BlackEnterprise.com: Yeah, actually, I think he is. [Laughs.]
Oh OK. If you say he is. [Mr. Daniels gestured toward a camera taping this interview.] Yes he is. Heâ€™s soo black. Iâ€™m just joking Mr. Obama. President Obama. You the man! [Laughs.]