Mo’Nique Claims She Was Offered The Role Of Cookie On ‘Empire’

The Urban Daily

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Mo’Nique is once again making headlines over comments surrounding Hollywood and allegations she was blackballed from working after she “wouldn’t play the game.” Recently, the Academy-Award winning actress appeared on Inside Edition and refuted the claims and made a shocking one of her own.

According to Mo’Nique, Lee Daniels offered her the role of the outspoken and tough as nails Cookie Lyon on Empire. According to Mo, not only did Daniels personally call her up to offer the role, he sent her a script for the project as well. The question one begs is, why is powerhouse actress Taraji P. Henson firing off those classic one-liners and nicknames then? Mo charges executives at Fox felt she was too tough to work with.

Mo’Nique stated:

Maybe four days had gone by, and I hadn’t heard anything. So I’m trying to reach out to…

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