After years of tension after collaborating on the 2009 film “Precious,” Lee Daniels and Mo’Nick publicly reconciled on stage at their special comedy show on Friday.
Lee Daniels62, and mo’nickEnding their feud after 13 years of 54 years. director, who directed the actress’s 2009 film Preciousmade a stage appearance at his Mo’Nique and Friends: April Fools Day with The Queen of Comedy event at the St George’s Theater in Staten Island on April 1 and publicly apologized after she had previously claimed that he told her was that she was “blackballed” in the industry when she was expected to win an Oscar due to a pay increase.
Lee Daniels apologizes to Mo’Nick after 13 years of not talking about ‘Precious’ controversy. pic.twitter.com/3pnIepmIYF
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“I’m so sorry to hurt you in any way,” Lee told Mo’Nick in front of the crowd, before she laid her hand on her heart and became emotional. “You all, and she was my best friend – Best Friend. you all think Precious It was just… that God was working, through both of us.”
“And we’re going to f*cking do it again!” They paired up before concluding with “I Love You”, as the two briefly danced on stage together.
In addition to a public apology, time limit reported that Mo’Nique would star in Lee’s upcoming film, demon house For Netflix, like with other talented stars andra dey, Glenn Close And ajonew alice,
Lee and Mo’Nick’s reconciliation comes as a surprise as they were reportedly involved in a feud over not receiving the expected pay raise after the latter won the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress for her role as Mary Lee Johnson. It happened because of talking about it in the past. Lee’s film Precious,
“I got a call from Lee Daniels six or seven months ago,” said Mo’Nick Hollywood Reporter in 2015. “And he told me, ‘Mo’Nick, you’ve been blackballed. And I said, ‘I’ve been blackballed? Why have I been blackballed?’ And he said, ‘Because you didn’t play the game.’ And I said, ‘Well, what game is that?’ And he didn’t answer me.”
Lee also gave a statement to the outlet. “Through Her Demands” Precious were not always in line with the campaign. This soured her relationship with the Hollywood community,” it read. Regardless of his opinion, he also said that he still considers Mo’Nique as a friend.
A month later, Mo’Nique reported good Morning America that Lee “had a problem that I didn’t say his name on Oscar awards night” and that in 2018, Lee told TMZ, “It breaks my heart that he thinks we blackballed him. Nobody blackballed him. Mo’Nique blackballed him.”
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