The man responsible for hit shows like Empireand Starand movies like The Butler and Precious says his harshest critics are right under his own roof.
Lee Danielshas revealed his two 21-year-old children are responsible for keeping him on his toes and aren’t afraid to read his work to filth.
“They keep me in check,” the 57-year-old admitted on the Popcorn with Peter Travers podcast. And you know what? They keep me current regarding my work.”
The twins – who are actually Daniels’ biological niece and nephew which he adopted after his brother was sent to jail – also aren’t aftraid to tell him when they thinks his stuff isn’t up to par.
“They look forward to saying my material is bad. I’m not worried about critics. There’s no critic that can give me worse feedback than my children. If I can pass their eyes, I’m good. I’m good as gold. Because they look forward to dragging me through the mud.”
He continued: “They’re sophisticated enough and savvy enough to know great work. So I get nervous showing them my work. I really do. If they grab their phone, it’s a wrap. I know I’ve got to keep their attention at all times.”
And it looks like they approve of his work, because no one is picking up their phone when Cookie and company are on the screen!