Did Sheryl Lee Ralph Diss Mo’Nique?
As previously reported the talk around Hollywood is that the actress was blackballed after she won her Academy Award for “not playing the game” and Sheryl Lee Ralph was recently asked to comment on the “blackball” rumors.
According to the actress “sometimes you just need to shut up, sit there and look pretty.”
“What’s interesting about that is, she didn’t campaign. I wonder, do you think that they would blackball Tom Hanks for not campaigning for a movie?” Ralph asked hosts Billy Bush and Kit Hoover. “The game is different for women.”
“We don’t know what was going on with that person,” Ralph said. “She might have been in a state of her mind where she said, ‘I cannot go out there and do this with all these people without causing harm to myself.’ We don’t know what was going on in her mind.”
“A whole lot of actors are difficult. And there’s a whole lot of actors who are mean and terrible, but they work all the time,” Ralph said. “It goes back to who likes you, who wants to be in your kind of crazy company. Who wants to give you money in hopes they’ll get something back on the return on your madness.
And sometimes you just need to shut up, sit there and look pretty … But I think this is a setup for a comeback.”
“She don’t need to be Mo’Nique anymore, because obviously what she was did not work. So she better come back brand new. That’s what they’re waiting for. And if a big-time producer says to you, ‘You have been blackballed,’ what he is really doing is looking at you and saying, ‘You ain’t never working with me again.’”
But wait…did Sheryl diss her fellow black actress???
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