…and the claws are out!
Mo’Nique may have been coy last week as she took to CNN to defend herself from ‘Empire’ director Lee Daniels’ claims of her “diva” behavior, but this week we got to see a bit more of the sharp-tongued Mo we’re used to.
Hot on the promo trail for her new independent film ‘Blackbird,’ the jet-setting actress landed on ‘Good Morning America’ today to discuss her alleged “black-balled” status. As ever, she kept it all the way real!
See what we mean below:
“People were saying, ‘Someone needs to teach Mo’Nique a lesson because she’s not playing the game, and she’s gonna get in her own way of winning this award, because it seems like she’s choosing her family over Hollywood.’ I don’t think Hollywood has turned its nose up to me. I think that those are feelings that Mr. Daniels is having. And then he said, ‘You know, there were things that Mo’Nique – she didn’t thank the producers, and she didn’t thank the studio, and that’s just not things that you do.’ Well, it had nothing to do with the producers, nor the studio. Mr. Daniels had a problem that I didn’t say his name the night of the Oscar awards.“
“I appreciate that comment because he’s absolutely right – it is show business. A game does have to be played. But why can’t we play the fair game? Why can’t we play the right game? If you’re asking, am I willing to put my integrity on the line for Hollywood? No.”