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In this ESSENCE Now interview, Hollywood director Lee Daniels EXCLUSIVELY reveals he may create a movie based on his hit show Empire. When asked about the characters on the FOX hit, Lee said “I want to do a movie, I’ve been thinking about doing a movie on them.”

He also shares how he ultimately would like to see Cookie and Lucious back together and peace within the Lyon family. Lee also discusses working with his writing partner Danny Strong and how he keeps him focused. In addition, Daniels talks about the heavier content in Empire from homosexuality to mental health issues within the Black community.

He says “We don’t care to talk about it in our culture and it’s really important to talk about that..”

Empire returns Wednesday, Sept. 27 at 8pm ET on FOX.