'Empire' Creator Lee Daniels -- The Kennedy's Inspired My Show
'Empire' Creator Lee DanielsThe Kennedy's Inspired My Show
2/7/2015 8:41 AM PT
"Empire" creator Lee Daniels says the inspiration for the show's main character didn't come from a famous hip-hop mogul ... it came in part from the Kennedy matriarch.
Lee was heading out of Equinox when he shot down rumors P. Diddy or Jay Z may have been the germ of the idea for the show. There were multiple inspirations ... a little here, a little there, but it seems the Kennedy influence loomed large.