Filmmaker Lee Daniels is speaking out about his recent reconciliation with Academy Award-winning actress Mo’Nique just days after publicly apologizing to the “Precious” star following a 13-year-old feud.
During an upcoming appearance on “Turn Out with TS” with host Ts Madison on Fox Soul that was filmed prior Daniel and the comedian’s prolonged reunion, he said in the March 11 interview, “Look, it’s complicated.”
“It’s complicated, that’s my little sister, and it’s complicated,” the “Monster’s Ball” director reiterated.
“I think it’s really from her real place for sure … it’s from her real place … and I think that’s a really valid place for her to come from. Like I have a very valid — I feel very valid — I am valid in my feelings and how I feel about Mo’Nique, and I love her, and we probably will be working together one day. We will probably work together one day,” he continued in the teaser clip.
As Madison began to praise the award-winning actress, Daniels interrupted, “Hey.. hey… Don’t nobody got nothing on that b-tch, nothing,” before turning to Madison, claiming, “And I can name all of them, nobody.” he continued, “And so she’s one of a kind, but you know, it was what it was, and she feels the way she feels, and I feel the way I feel, and you f-cking love us both.” “I do,” Madison answered back.
Daniels apologized to Mo’Nique on Friday, April 1, at the St. George Theater in Staten Island to his former friend for “hurting” her. “It took me a long time to realize,” he said to a crowd of almost 3,000 people.
“I am so sorry for hurting you in any way. She was my best friend, y’all — my best friend. Y’all think that ‘Precious’ was just [us]? That wasn’t. That was God working through both of us,” he added. “And we go f—king do it again!”
Daniels and Mo’Nique’s next collaboration in over a decade will see the veteran comedian star in the upcoming “Demon House,” replacing Academy Award-winning actress Octavia Spencer in the Netflix exorcism film. The “Hidden Figures” star had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts with her Apple TV+ television show “Truth Be Told.”
“The Parkers” star last collaborated with the director on the set of the 2009 Oscar award-winning film “Precious,” She earned her first Academy Award for her role as Precious’ abusive mother, Mother.