2016 PROJECT HIGHLIGHTS
HAUTE LIVING MAGAZINE
PHOTOGRAPHY: ANDREAS BRANCH
CREATIVE DIRECTION: KELCEY NEWMAN / ATTAIN
STYLING: MIRIAM STERNOFF AND MICAELA BECKWITH GROOMING: HEE SOO KWON
Lee Daniels on Philanthropy, Star and How He’s Building an Empire
Within five minutes of meeting Lee Daniels, you realize that the guy is a giver. Yes, we do mean in the philanthropic sense, but his generosity is more than mere largesse. When he gives anything—be it his time, attention or advice—he gives it fully. He is completely present, wholly engaged and always, without a doubt, one hundred percent himself. That said, Lee Daniels will also—if the situation calls for it—give you hell.
He refers to himself as “intuitive and kind to a fault” but also, when he’s hurt, “ruthless to get back on track.” He also realizes that his self-descriptions clash, but that’s pure Lee Daniels for you.