Quick Quotes: Lee Daniels On Criticism That Mariah Carey Was Too Light-Skinned To Play A Sharecropper

mariah carey hattie mae the butler Quick Quotes: Lee Daniels On Criticism That Mariah Carey Was Too Light Skinned To Play A Sharecropper

In an exclusive one-on-one with BET.com entertainment editor Clay Cane, Oscar-nominated filmmaker Lee Daniels defends the decision to cast Mariah Carey as a sharecropper in his historical drama ‘Lee Daniels’ The Butler’, due in theaters this Friday, August 16.

Watch the controversial director weigh-in on the Travyvon Martin case, LGBT rights and more in the interview after the jump.

A word of advice: Try not to stare at Lee’s sporadically-placed-nonetheless-softer-than-an-angel’s-kiss chest hair for the entire duration of the clip.

‘The Butler’ Press Conference | 5 photos