Monique Says She Was Originally Picked To Play Cookie Lyon On Empire



Oscar winning actress Monique has definitely had it rough.

After admitting to being black balled by Hollywood, Monique claims she was cut off by Fox executives in playing Cookie Lyon on Lee Daniels’ hit series Empireā€¦

Monique tells Access Hollywood:
“When [Lee Daniels] called me up, he offered me the role in Empire as Cookie.”
“Maybe four days had gone by, and I hadn’t heard anything. So I’m trying to reach out to him to say, what time do I need to be in? Where do I need to be? When he finally returned the call, he says listen, the executives at Fox said that you’re difficult.”

Lee Daniels told CNN, “There were demands that were made from her, on the Precious campaign that everyone knows about that hurt her.”

Mo’Nique said, “If you work a job Monday through Friday and you work 40 hours and then your boss says, ‘well I need you to come in on Saturday,’ do you do that for free, or is that considered overtime?”
See the full interview here.

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