Earlier this week, I was invited to be among the press present for a Press Conference featuring most of the players involved in Lee Daniels’ The Butler. The talent assembled at the hotel was director Lee Daniels, writer Danny Strong, and cast members Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Lenny Kravitz, Cuba Gooding, Jr., Terrence Howard, David Oyelowo, Yaya Alafia, James Marsden, Minka Kelly, Jesse Williams, Liev Schreiber, and Mariah Carey. It was a mildly chaotic event, actually featuring very few questions from us and mostly coming from the moderator, but it was noteworthy for a tense exchange between a critic in the audience (not me, I swear…I’m embargoed on sharing my thoughts on the film until the end of the week) and some of the talent on stage. For that reason, I decided to share this link here from the studio that has the full audio of the event. Listen here and enjoy!
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