Mo’Nique To Play Opposite Queen Latifah In “Bessie”
While Mo’Nique may have been blackballed in the industry after making what Lee Daniels calls “unreasonable demands” on the set of “Precious,” she’s found a lane through the independent film route with new projects like”Blackbird.”
According to reports, Mo’ also landed a starring role in the new HBO biopic “Bessie,” opposite Queen Latifah. The Oscar winning actress will play Bessie’s lesbian love interest Ma Rainey in the film that chronicles legendary singer Bessie Smith’s career, turbulent struggles with alcoholism and her relationships.
Mike Epps, Tika Sumpter, Charles Dutton and Carl Van Vechten also set to star in the film.