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Mo’Nique Proves That She Was Offered The Role Of Cookie On “Empire”

Mo’Nique is proving once and for all that she didn’t falsely claim that Lee Daniels offered her for the role of Cookie on “Empire.”

As previously reported the actress has been adamant that before Taraji P. Henson snagged the spot, she was in mind allegedly alongside Wesley Snipes.

Now after being called out by writer Danny Strong, Gabby Sidibe and Taraji, Mo’Nique is providing proof in the form of emails.

Mo recently sat down with “Sway In The Morning” with printed out emails between her and a rep for Lee Daniels, in them the director’s liaison indeed asked her to screen test for Cookie.

“Feb. 18, 2014;

Lee Daniels had a conversation with Mo’Nique about his new television pilot for Imagine Tv/Fox called “Empire”, said Sway reading an email.

“We would like to screen test her for the role of ‘Cookie.’ Please contact us with her television quotes, so that we can start a test, option, deal. We are tentatively looking at Monday, Feb 24 for the screen test.”


He then read another email from a rep for Daniels that said the deal fell through and the network insisted that the role go to Taraji.

“March 3, 2014;

Unfortunately it’s not going any further for Mo’Nique,

Lee fought for her because he thought she would be great for the pilot but studio and network executives insisted on offering the role to Taraji.

Thank you so much for providing us with her information.

Sorry it didn’t work out. We’re all big fans of hers.”

Mo’Nique did insist however that she’s happy for Taraji and considers her her sister.

What do YOU think about Mo’Nique proving that she was up for the role of Cookie????Is it time for her to give it a rest already????

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