BARBARA WALTERS sat down with MO’NIQUE before the Academy Awards and discussed the dual public opinion about Precious, her infamous hairy legs and her open marriage with her husband Sidney.
On Precious “making Black people look bad”:
Barbara Walters: There has been that backlash of some critics saying “that this movie makes black people look bad’ this terrible abusive family. What do you say that?
Mo’Nique: I say that this terrible abusive family is colorless.We were just the people that were chosen to be Precious and Mary Jones. But Precious and Mary Jones is every color, every gender. It’s universal.
MO’NIQUE also cleared up her idea of open marriage:
We truly know who we are. Often times, People get into marriages and don’t know who they are laying next to. I’m very comfortable and secure with my husband. Open Marriage means no secrets. It means let me tell you my every secret, my fantasies, my thoughts so that there are no surprises.