Filmmaker Lee Daniels thinks women are more “smarter than men”.
The 56-year-old has been praised for his ability to give strong voices to the women in his works — such as Taraji P. Henson’s role of convicted criminal Cookie Lyon in television series “Empire”.
Daniels says that he writes women in the way he does because he thinks “women are far more complicated”, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
“They (women) are smarter than men,” Daniels said on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert”.
“I just think women are far more complicated, and I find that they are really interesting and fascinating to write for. So yeah, so most of my work comes from crazy Cookie’s and such, you know,” he added.