Thursday, January 15, 2009
The comedic actress Mo'Nique, everyone's favorite Mother from the hit show UPN's The Parkers is about to add another VILLAIN to her resume. Mo'Nique, who turned lots of heads from her dramatic performance in the films Domino and Shadowboxer, is now in the new film titled Push which is debuting at the Sundance Film Festival next week.
The eagerly anticipated film, based on the best-selling book of the same name, boasts an all-star cast including Paula Patton, Lenny Kravitz, Mariah Carey, Kimberly Russell, Gabourey Sidibe (in the starring role), and Sherri Shepherd of ABC's The View.
Mo'Nique plays the main character's very abusive and evil mother in the film. Push is a film that is the story of a confused, overweight African-American girl named Clareece "Precious" Jones. Verbally and sexually abused by her family, her troubles lead to problems in school. Precious, as she is known, has no friends, no money, two kids (from her father), and she's illiterate. After being accepted into an alternative school where a teacher (played by Patton) helps her find an alternative path in her life. Along her journey, she comes across a concerned social worker (played by Carey) and a nurse (played by Kravitz) who shows her much kindness.
Stay tuned to the next issue of the Humor Mill Magazine for more on this story. Photo by Anne Marie Fox.
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