Lee Daniels Draws on His Life for New Series, 'Empire'

January 8, 2015 5:54 PM

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Lee Daniels Draws on His Life for New Series, 'Empire'

If the gay character in the new hip hop drama "Empire" seems unlike any other on television, that's because he comes from creator Lee Daniels' real life.

"It [feels] different because it's my life experience and I don't think we've seen it from that perspective before," the black, openly gay director told E! News.

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