Cast and Crew Talk ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’

Just about everyone involved with the film sat down to talk about it…

the butler

the butlerEarlier 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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Written by Joey Magidson

When he’s not obsessing over new Oscar predictions on a weekly basis, Joey is seeing between 300 and 350 movies a year. He views the best in order to properly analyze the awards race/season each year, but he also watches the worst for reasons he mostly sums up as "so you all don't have to". In his spare time, you can usually find him complaining about the Jets or the Mets. Still, he lives and dies by film. Joey's a voting member of the Broadcast Film Critics Association.


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