Mo’Nique said in a recent interview that, she was blackballed from the industry. Know why? Because Mo’Nique didn’t get involved campaign for her best supporting actress Oscar win in 2010.
The 47 year old Precious star said she got a phone call from Lee Daniels and he told her the bad news…
Here’s what Mo’Nique said:
“The only rules I can follow are mine. I got a phone call from Lee Daniels, and he said to me, ‘Mo’Nique, you’ve been blackballed. ’ I said, ‘Why?’ And he said, ‘Because you didn’t play the game.’
That’s why I have my beautiful husband because he’s so full of tact. I’m just a girl from Baltimore. But being from that place, you learn not to let anybody take advantage of you.
Oprah took my role as Forest Whitaker’s wife in The Butler. I was cast to be Richard Pryor’s grandmother and that all just went away,”