Sunday, February 22, 2015
#wesupportmonique Mo'Nique Says She Was 'Blackballed' In Hollywood After Oscar Win.
In a new interview with The Hollywood Reporter, the 47-year-old actress claims director Lee Daniels recently said that she's been "blackballed."
According to the actress, Daniels told her that she "didn't play the game." Daniels wouldn't clarify what exactly that means, but it might have something to do with her refusal to campaign during awards season, and her controversial acceptance speech.
Mo'Nique went on to say that she also lost out on big roles, seemingly without explanation:
I was offered the role in 'The Butler' that Oprah Winfrey played. I was also approached by "Empire" to be on "Empire." And I was also offered the role as Richard Pryor's grandmother in [Daniels' upcoming Pryor biopic]. Each of those things that he offered me was taken off the table. [Laughs] They all just went away. But that's just part of the business, you know? I can't be upset at anybody, 'cause life is too good. It's just what it is.
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