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Let’s Take a Moment To Talk About Mo’Nique

I’m real emotional about Sunday already. The Oscars on Sunday? When Mo’Nique’s totally going to win Best Supporting Actress for her life-changing performance in Precious. Life-changing. I went there and I mean it. I’m real into Mo’Nique winning and so it’s a pretty good thing that there’s almost no chance she can lose.

With Mo’Nique, it’s more than just the fact that she knocked her role out of the park, I also just think she’s awesome. The NY Post got a preview of her interview from the 29th Annual Barbara Walter Oscar Special and here are the highlights:

On her open marriage to her husband Sidney:

“Let me say this: I have not had sex outside my marriage with Sidney. Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That’s not a deal-breaker. That’s not something that would make us say, ‘Pack your things and let’s end the marriage…’

“We’ve been best friends for over 25 years, and we truly know who we are. Oftentimes, people get into marriages and they don’t know who they’re laying next to. I’m very comfortable and secure with my husband.”

On her hairy legs:

“He loves the hairy legs and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go. I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself. I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.”

On her potential Oscar speech:

“I don’t like thinking about that, because I’m big on the universe. I don’t want to start making this speech or [think about what] I’m going to say because I don’t want the universe to say, ‘Really? You so sure about that?’ Let’s not jinx it.”

Alright, so she doesn’t want to jinx it, but I will. That hairy-legged lady is going to win so hard.

The full interview will air Oscar Sunday and make sure to tune in because this year is Barbara Walter’s last year of doing the legendary special!

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  • Congrats to Mo’Nique on her future win. But sorry Molls, I find her so annoying. I guess this is her time. We all had to sit through Queen LaTifah’s moment. Trust me that was truly painful, especially the ‘Size Healthier’ pitch she attempted.
    I will be a ‘happy camper’ NOT hearing about her husband’s dalliance’s and her hairy/scary legs.

  • did she forget to use shaving cream before shaving? when i shave, it is far from uncomfortable and definitely not painful. something’s wrong with her technique…

  • She’s weird. It figures that you like her. Yeah, she did a good performance but her real life needs to be kept to herself. Ugh.

  • I think she’s refreshingly honest. Why should she have to pretend to be someone she’s not? Shaving is uncomfortable to her. Fine. Her performance in “Precious” was wonderful, and I think it’d be awesome to see her win.

  • I think she’s “refreshingly” stupid. And ranting. I wonder if she didnt like to wash herself, would u have said the same? That she’s “refreshing”?

    • I’m going to assume that you were replying to me, even though you didn’t click the “reply” button to actually do that.

      The topic wasn’t about her washing herself, so what the fuck does it matter? I don’t have to be around her, it’s her body, so who gives a shit? I commented that I think she’s being honest, and to me, her opening up about her relationship, feelings about winning an Oscar, and shaving her legs IS being refreshingly honest. She didn’t beat around the bush, like most celebrities and give non-answers.

      Also, equating hairy legs with a lack of general hygiene is ridiculous. You do realize that hairy legs, as long as they’re washed, don’t smell?

  • I used to hate her because she was always going around proclaiming “big is beautiful and don’t be ashamed to be fat!” I felt like she was encouraging women to just own the fact that they are obese and not worry about the actual health risks behind it. But she was recently on Ellen and she said that her husband told her she was just too big and she realized that she was sending out a wrong message and cleared it up. I really like that she talks about child molestation and is an advocate, it happens way too much and should be talked about more in society. So I hope she wins, hairy legs and all.

  • I agree w/ ash. And I don’t care if her legs are hairy or not. Really I don’t give 2 shits. But she’s doing something very wrong if she thinks it’s painful. Maybe back in the day she used an epilady, remember those? Now that hurt! Maybe she’s getting the 2 confused :-?

  • The Barbara Walter Oscar Special — is that for people who didn’t get invited to be on the Barbara Walters Oscar Special?

    • Exactly. And if you don’t get invited to the Barbara Walter Oscar Special, you end up on the Baba Wawa Osca’ Spesho. (“Hewo, I’m Baba Wawa. Wast week, when I went white wateh wiva wafting…”).

  • LAZY.. She can’t bend over her mounds blubber enough to see to shave.. and didn’t pre-warm wet the skin use shaving cream? Ha, she’s rich enough to have that bushy mess waxed once a week.

  • The “I’m very hairy” comment made me gag. Just the idea of weed whacking through it all. Ugh.

    I USED to like her but she just grosses me out anymore and seems so full of herself.

    • You do realize that for thousands of years, women didn’t shave their body hair, right? It really isn’t that big of a deal.

      • EBD for the win!

        When she said her husband liked her hairy legs & that he’s allowed to “cheat”, my first thought was if he cheats on her with guys or is a member of some hairy legged plus – sized community that none of us know about?

  • What’s with all these guys (I’m assuming) posting on this thread, who feel so enraged/threatened by a woman who refuses to shave her legs? That’s pretty weak considering this is 2010, and none of you have to know her or have anything to with her. Grow a set and be happy for her that she’s happy and embracing her individuality/uniqueness.

  • i haven’t seen precious or know anything about her, really, but i fucking love her hairy legs. i shave my legs like 3 times a year, in part because i really don’t give a shit (and neither does my bf, not that i would care/be with him if he did) and in part because i don’t want to conform to the bullshit societal (double) standards regarding appearance.
    you go, girlfriend.