Work, work don’t stop! Grammy-nominated, Oscar and Golden Globe award-winning actor and comedian Mo’Nique makes her return to Netflix with a new stand-up special. The streaming platform shared a moment behind the scenes on her road to filming the show. Check out a preview before it debuts this Spring.
Mo’Nique has starred in several notable television series and films throughout her 32-year career. It wasn’t until a couple of years back fans realized why she hadn’t been working recently. Between being allegedly “blackballed” due to her differences with longtime collaborator and friend Lee Daniels and a lawsuit against Netflix for not paying her, her worth, Mo’Nique has finally harnessed her light to shine once again.
The comedian and actress made amends with Precious director Lee Daniels. Since then, the dynamic director and actor pair have already collaborated on their most recent BET+ psychological thriller film The Reading, which has fans in a chokehold. Her performance has either made fans cry laughing or utterly impressed with Mo’Nique’s level of commitment to the role.
Mo’Nique and Netflix have also settled their lawsuit. It appears they have reached an amicable agreement for future partnerships, starting with her upcoming comedy special “My Name is Mo’Nique.” Her first stand-up special since “Mo’Nique’s: Something Different” in 2016.
She claimed the streaming service made her a “lowball offer” of $500,000 for a single stand-up special, whereas white comedians or male comedians were reportedly offered significantly more. She listed Dave Chappelle, Chris Rock and Amy Schumer as just a few examples of comedians who were reportedly offered millions for one or multiple specials.
Mo’Nique’s lawsuit also accused Netflix of lacking diversity in its leadership. The suit says that Netflix’s Board of Directors has “historically lacked racial diversity and, instead, has been white-only for years. For years, the Board lacked even one Black member — let alone, a Black female” and highlights “in 2018 and 2019 respectively, Netflix reported that only 4% and 6% of its workforce being comprised of Black employees.
Now, both Mo’Nique and Netflix will more forward, with hopefully a healthy partnership.
Now, the star assures fans that she is ready to deliver more than a funny punchline. Mo’Nique has “something to say.” The actress and praised comedian performed at The Rialto theater in Atlanta, and she is ready to share some of her deepest, darkest secrets with the world. Mo’Nique shares in the preview video that she imagined taking many of those secrets to her grave.
Netflix’s “My Name is Mo’Nique” premieres April 4, 2023 on the streaming platform.
Check out an exciting preview below:
Mo’Nique Is Back And She’s Sharing Her Deepest, Darkest Secrets was originally published on globalgrind.com
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