Featured | Trey Brazier

Monique Reunites With Director Lee Daniels For The New BET+ Horror Film “The Reading”

83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement
BEVERLY HILLS, CA – JANUARY 25: Actress Mo’Nique attends the 83rd Academy Awards Nominations Announcement held at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences on January 25, 2011 in Beverly Hills, California. (Photo by Kevin Winter/Getty Images)

It’s no secret the feud Monique had with Tyler Perry, director Lee Daniels, and Oprah, alleging they blackballed her in Hollywood and tarnished her career, in fact, Monique shared her conversation with Daniels with the Hollywood reporter in 2015:


“I got a phone call from Lee Daniels. … 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.’


So it makes me feel good to share the fact that the beef has been squashed, at least with Lee Daniels.

The new BET + movie “The Reading” was supposed to star Octavia Spencer but because of a scheduling conflict, she had to turn the role down.

According to Deadline, the movie is about a social worker who helps a family through a series of exorcisms.


“The Reading” begins streaming on BET+ on February 2nd.