Will the Hollywood drama ever end? Mo’Nique is still blabbing to the media about how after receiving her Oscar she was blackballed by Hollywood weeks ago.
She recently spoke to The Wrap about how frustrating it is as an Academy Award winner to get a job.
“When you win an Academy Award, what do you believe that the award is supposed to do? Should it elevate your career financially? So, when we get offers that appear as if I just got off the Greyhound bus and just got to Hollywood and we say, ‘Well, can we get what’s fair?’ that’s gonna appear overly aggressive if [the studios and production companies] not used to people saying, ‘Can you just give us what’s fair.’”
She went on to say that rumors of her being difficult and unreasonable is false and surprisingly compared her working demands to those the civil rights activist Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. and Muhummad Ali.
“We’re not asking for any more, but we’re not asking for any less. We’re just asking for what’s fair. When you hear my sisters Gwyneth Paltrow and Patricia Arquette who happen to be white women, and they say, ‘Can we have wage equality in Hollywood?’ Well, if there are white women saying that, what do you think we’re getting?”
“So, it makes us smile to the universe when we hear, ‘[My business partner/manager] is overly aggressive,’ because we’re asking for fair. That’s the same thing some people said about Dr. Martin Luther King. He was ‘overly aggressive’ because he was simply asking to be treated fairly. Some people said the same thing about Muhammad Ali because he said, ‘I will not go fight in the war when those people have done nothing to me.’ Now, by no means am I comparing myself to those amazing people.”
Continuing with her “rant”, Mo’Nique spoke with Good Morning America and said that she feels as if Lee Daniels’ is upset that she did not thank him during her Oscar acceptance speech. She and Lee have yet to speak.
“No, I haven’t talked to Lee. If my brother Lee calls me up, I would most definitely accept that call.”
Although Mo has been blackballed, she does have a new film executive produced by her and her husband Sydney entitled “Blackbird”.
We hope all of this blows off soon. This rant is getting ridiculous.
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