with eyes open wide
Ya’ll remember Mo’Nique? If you follow the awards shows, she won Best Supporting Actress in 2010 for her role in Precious.
Normally winning these sorts of awards means you’ve “made it,” your career is sealed, and you’re going to start making the big bucks consistently.
Well, not quite so for Mo’Nique. As she recounts to MAKERS,
I got a phone call from Lee Daniels maybe six or seven months ago. 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.”
Mo’Nique famously didn’t campaign for her Oscar, and in her acceptance speech she said she was grateful the Academy showed “that it can be about the performance and not the politics.”
What a bunch of bologna.