Because the Will Smith–Chris Rock feud simmers down, so too has one other long-standing beef in Hollywood — specifically, the one between Mo’Nique and Lee Daniels … which is superior.
The 2 stars formally buried the hatchet Friday evening on the Mo’Nique’s comedy present in Staten Island, the place she introduced out Daniels as a shock visitor … and much more shocking tender second between them, the place they put their issues to mattress, in the end.
Anyone filmed a portion of their reconciliation on stage, and LD uttered shifting phrases … “I’m so sorry for hurting you in any method that I did,” which made Mo’Nique tear up.
Daniels went on to say that they have been greatest buddies earlier than their very public falling out — and that them engaged on “Valuable” collectively, for which Mo’Nique gained an Oscar, was God working via them … whereas additionally saying they have been going to do it once more, earlier than embracing.
BTW, he isn’t kidding there — Mo’Nique was forged to interchange Octavia Spencer in Daniels’ new Netflix movie “Demon Home” … so it might appear her problems with them are additionally resolved.
Each Lee and Mo’Nique additionally posted the identical photograph of them hugging and kissing backstage, with every of them saying that no caption was wanted — and that it was all love now.
Unclear what precisely precipitated this come-to-Jesus second, however all we are able to say is … thank goodness, as a result of their struggle has been one of many ugliest again and forths in Hollywood in a really very long time — and it is completely improbable to see they’ve set their variations apart.
A refresher … this began within the aftermath of “Valuable” profitable large on the Oscars in 2010, with Mo’Nique claiming Lee, Oprah and Tyler Perry bad-mouthed her, allegedly saying she was troublesome … this after she refused to do additional press for the flick with out extra compensation.
In mild of that, Mo’Nique firmly believed it bought her blackballed from the biz. Now, we have spoken to Mo’Nique at size about this all through the years, and he or she not solely doubled down … however tripled down again and again about what she thought had occurred.
Lee himself refuted her characterization in very sturdy phrases — saying it was she who blackballed herself for the nonstop finger-pointing. Even Steve Harvey echoed that.
Like we stated … actually venomous stuff. Which is why it is so nice to see they’ve mended fences and at the moment are teaming up once more for what feels like an superior film.
Freaky too. ‘DH’ is a horror-thriller, a few household that claims they’re the victims of a possessed home/entity — with Mo’Nique set to play the lead position, a social employee who helps these of us get via the torment. It’s very star-studded too … so, needs to be good.