Mo’Nique says Hollywood has “Blackballed” Her
Mo'Nique has had remarkable career as a comedian and actress. The pinnacle of which came in 2010 when she won the Oscar for "Best Supporting Actress" for her compelling performance in "Precious". You would think that 5 years later, things would be better for her but according to her and others, that's not the case.
In an interview with "The Hollywood Reporter" set to be released on Feb. 27th, Mo'Nique claims that director and producer of "The Butler", Lee Daniels, informed her that she's been "Blackballed" in Hollywood for "refusing to play the game" after her Oscar win.
I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. And he said to me, "Mo'Nique, 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 gave me no response.
The actress went on to say that she has been offered several big time roles in television and movies including "Empire" and the role of Richard Pryor's grandmother in the upcoming biopic about the comedian, but that those roles "all just went away" after she showed interest. You can read more about it, including Lee Daniel's response here, but what do you think? Is Hollywood really blackballing her or is she just in her feelings?