Monday, January 18, 2021

Mo’Nique Explains Why She Refused to Promote ‘Precious’ at Cannes

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*No one can say Mo’Nique isn’t fulfilling her promotional duties for “Blackbird.”

So far, her appearances on CNN and Inside Edition have also allowed her to set the record straight regarding “Precious” director Lee Daniels, who said Hollywood has blackballed the Oscar winner because she is difficult to work with and expected payment to promote the film.

During her latest stop this morning on “Access Hollywood Live!” Mo’Nique was asked about reports that she refused an invitation to promote “Precious” at the Cannes Film Festival because they wouldn’t pay her.

Mo’Nique told co-hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover that she did everything she was contracted to do after signing on for just $50,000 to star in Daniels’ film, insisting she had her “friend hat” on while negotiating that relatively small sum, and not her “business hat.”

The actress said she fulfilled all of her promotional obligations in the U.S., but when it was time to plug the film in various countries overseas – something that was not a part of her original contract – Mo’Nique said she opted to spend what little down time she had at home with her family.

She said the folks at Cannes tried on three different occasions to get her to the festival, and on the third phone call, she asked if there was “a dollar amount attached” to the offer. Cannes said they don’t pay for actors to promote their films, and the matter was finally put to rest.

Until now…

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18 COMMENTS

  1. It’s funny how some “attack the victim”, who “has the auDACity”!!!, to speak up ‘on their own behalf, as others who KNOW their perspective “IS” the truth?,….standby & say “NATHan”! Like my philosophy eeah?….I ain’t gettin ovva shyt, until “the shyt is …”OVVA”!! And what….is she just suppose to sit idly by & “NOT” defend herself!?? GTFOHWTBS! Ps….also “funny” how “We” are always expected to “chill/STFU” about “Our” shyt, while….Women, Jews, Gays & others can complain fuh DECADES!!!, & the same fkn “referees”?, never say….shyt.

  2. I WOULD CHOSE BUSINESS OVER FRIENDS, BUT NOT MY FAMILY ANY DAY! THAT’S JUST ME I RESPECT MO’NIQUE ALOT FOR PUTTING FAMILY FIRST! FOLKS SAY LEE DANIELS IS VEXED HE DIDN’T WIN THE THE BEST DIRECTOR AWARD AT THE OSCARS AND BLAMES MO’NIQUE! MO’NIQUE SHE DESERVED THAT OSCAR SHE RIPPED THE ROLE OF MARY JOHNSON TO PIECES SHE PLAYED THE HELL OUT OF MARY. MONIQUE PROMOTED THE MOVIE PRECIOUS WITHIN THE STATES SO SHE DID HER PART. LEE DANIELS BEEF SHOULD BE WITH THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES AND ARTS AND SCIENCES THEY ARE THE PRESENTERS AND THE VOTERS OF WHO SHOULD RECEIVE THEIR ACCOLODES NOT MO’NIQUE! I JUST THINK LEE DANIELS IS BEING MESSY WITH HIS MISPLACED ANGER TOWARDS MO’NIQUE AND NOT THE ACADEMY OF MOTION PICTURES. I DON’T THINK EVEN IF SHE WENT TO CANNES FLIM FESTIVAL IT STILL WOULD HAVE MADE NO DIFFERENCE THAT’S HOLLYWOOD FOR YOU LEE DANIELS. I FEEL LEE DANIELS SHOULD STOP HIS BLACKBALLING CAMPAIGN AGAINST MO’NIQUE AND TALK IT OUT LIKE FRIENDS DO!

      • WHAT’S UP BABY BRO! TAURUSINGR I THOUGHT THAT WAS YOU PEOPLE REALLY NEED TO GET A LIFE! DO YOU KNOW THIS PERSON WHO’S TRACY? I’TS ANOTHER PEACHES ON THIS SITE THAT’S NOT ME!

        • Naaaaaaw see, as I see it?, it’s a weak, ignorant, insecure, immature, unprofessional …”EUR” editor. I mean….after changing my password etc…, several times, who ELSE couuuuuuld have the acces to do this so consistently & for so long? And since dey be read’en errybawdy’s shyt, & will/HAVE sent emails to “DEFEND” other’s, then WTH haven’t they deemed it neccessary to find WTF “Tracy the tracer” is?! And yet while they also/STILL “allow” all these blatantly racist muthafkahs to post “their” BS as well??!! Hey…I THOUGHT this was a site for “Us”! (Blank stare/blink blink!) Oh well, so much for…..”having your own people’s back”. I guess it’s just aNOTHER reflection of how this site is going/HAS gone down, &, in more ways than …”THIS” one! Ps….I keep forgetting that “sambos” NEVer GAF about….their own. Oops, “MY” bad! SSMDHATSMF’s!

        • Correction…..”necessary”. Btw….they’re even choppin up my responses. See?….the ass out, BS of EUR. Sigh.

    • Yo…..get a load!!!!, of this weakass, wounded, wannaBE “me” imposter! I must reeeeeally “read dey emails”, with my posts. Shyt been goin ‘on for months now. Mad kra! SPLMBAOATSB!

  3. GTFOHWTBS! my manager once told me stay for a later shift. I said the same thing, who goin pay me??? I am not frying chicken, mashing potatos for free. I want to spend time with my life partner too.!!!! Don’t attack me!!

    • Tracy?…..you IGnant ….CUNT. Continue the show, Boo….continue the fkn…SHOW!!!! Stupid WEAKass bytch, I swear. But still entertaining. Yarn.

  4. the auDACity”!!! SMH, shakin my Monkey. I eat fast everyday and like drinking my wines. That should not stop ME from getting other JOBS!!!

  5. I’m sure Halle and Denzel promote the sh!t out of their movies “without question”, and now they are two of the highest paid actors in Hollywood.

  6. what people do to stay in the public eye and mouth…………I’m just waiting on the next article “Monique offered role in Spongebob 3D movie, nixed because she’ll be paid in seashells and seaweed”…”I don’t get my hair wet”

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