As the Will Smith–Chris Rock feud simmers down, so too has an additional lengthy-standing beef in Hollywood — particularly, the just one between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels … which is awesome.
The two stars officially buried the hatchet Friday night time at the Mo’Nique’s comedy exhibit in Staten Island, exactly where she brought out Daniels as a surprise guest … and even additional stunning tender minute involving them, wherever they place their difficulties to mattress, at extended very last.
Someone filmed a part of their reconciliation on stage, and LD uttered relocating words and phrases … “I am so sorry for hurting you in any way that I did,” which manufactured Mo’Nique tear up.
Daniels went on to say that they were being very best close friends before their extremely general public slipping out — and that them functioning on “Treasured” alongside one another, for which Mo’Nique gained an Oscar, was God doing work by way of them … though also saying they had been likely to do it yet again, just before embracing.
BTW, he’s not kidding there — Mo’Nique was solid to switch Octavia Spencer in Daniels’ new Netflix film “Demon Property” … so it would appear her challenges with them are also settled.
Both Lee and Mo’Nique also posted the same image of them hugging and kissing backstage, with every single of them stating that no caption was needed — and that it was all adore now.
Unclear what just precipitated this arrive-to-Jesus instant, but all we can say is … thank goodness, because their struggle has been one of the ugliest again and forths in Hollywood in a quite prolonged time — and it truly is absolutely fantastic to see they have established their variances apart.
A refresher … this started out in the aftermath of “Precious” winning massive at the Oscars in 2010, with Mo’Nique claiming Lee, Oprah and Tyler Perry lousy-mouthed her, allegedly expressing she was challenging … this following she refused to do extra push for the flick with no much more compensation.
In light of that, Mo’Nique firmly considered it got her blackballed from the biz. Now, we have spoken to Mo’Nique at duration about this in the course of the decades, and she not only doubled down … but tripled down time and once again about what she assumed experienced transpired.
Lee himself refuted her characterization in really robust phrases — declaring it was she who blackballed herself for the nonstop finger-pointing. Even Steve Harvey echoed that.
Like we mentioned … seriously venomous things. Which is why it truly is so fantastic to see they have mended fences and are now teaming up once more for what seems like an amazing movie.
Freaky far too. ‘DH’ is a horror-thriller, about a loved ones that promises they are the victims of a possessed property/entity — with Mo’Nique established to engage in the guide position, a social employee who allows these individuals get through the torment. It really is entirely star-studded much too … so, need to be good.