When Mo’Nique won an Oscar in 2009 for her performance in Precious, it was supposed to be the start of an illustrious Hollywood career. But the complete opposite happened, and she soon found herself blackballed from the industry. So, what happened? Here’s why Hollywood won’t cast Mo’Nique anymore.
There was a ton of buzz about Mo’Nique being an Oscars contender after the release of Precious. In order to increase her chances of taking home the award, she was asked to schmooze with other A-listers and promote the movie at various film festivals. However, according to the New York Daily News, Mo’Nique was a no-show at the New York Film Festival, and she also skipped out on the Toronto Film Festival.
Mo’Nique told The Hollywood Reporter,
“You want me to campaign for an award, and I say this with all the humility in the world, but you want me to campaign for an award that I didn’t ask for.”
When she was called out for allegedly refusing to promote the film, Mo’Nique revealed to CNN’s Don Lemon that she was only paid $50,000 to appear in the award-winning film. She also implied that the travel costs associated with promoting the film were prohibitive, and since the studio refused to pay her to make the promotional appearances, she chose not to do them.
Mo’Nique told Lemon that after her decision to “respectfully decline” the studio’s invitation to fly to France to attend the Cannes Film Festival, the narrative changed to the celeb being difficult and demanding, thus pushing her out of the limelight. Keep watching to learn The Real Reason Hollywood Won’t Cast Mo’Nique Anymore!
Skipping film festivals | 0:19
Oscar speech diss | 1:22
Not playing the game | 2:13
Oscar win didn’t equal success | 3:17
Bad-mouthing Hollywood heavies | 3:56
Calling for a Netflix boycott | 4:38
No support | 6:40
Residency in Las Vegas | 7:40
Calling out Oprah | 8:27
Taking beefs public | 9:23
What’s next? | 10:14
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