Mo’Nique on playing Goldie in BMF Season two

“When Goldie shows up, two things are going to happen: something really good will happen or something really not so good will happen,” Mo’Nique told POPSUGAR. According to Starz, Goldie eventually forms an alliance with Demetrius “Big Meech” (Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr.) and Terry “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi), helping fuel their migration from Detroit to Atlanta. It’ll be interesting to see how that plays out, given that their first interaction wasn’t exactly the best.

But despite her character’s tough personality, Mo’Nique says Goldie’s actions come from a place of love. “She’s really the love. She’s really in her community trying to make a difference. Not everyone may agree with how she makes a difference, but she really loves her community,” he explains. -She. “When you see the dynamic of this character, you’re almost like, ‘Am I wrong for digging into this character?’ Because morally, I’ve been told that. But when I get to know this person and really see what it’s all about, do I start to like whoever is supposed to be the bad guy?”

Mo’Nique became involved with the Starz series after executive producer Curtis “50 Cent” Jackson launched a public campaign to get the actor back “on top” after years of so-called “blackballing” in Hollywood. “Curtis came to a show I had in LA, a stand-up show. And about three weeks later he started posting these messages on his page, and they were so beautiful and so nice,” said Mo’Nique. . “And I reached out to him, and he called. And he said, ‘Hey, Mo. I love your work. I want to go down with you. Let’s do that. And that was pretty much what it was.”

Although Mo’Nique only met the cast on the first day of filming, she immediately felt a personal connection to Goldie while reading the script. “I know Goldie. I know this character. I know this character in certain communities, neighborhoods. So when you dealt with this character pretty much your [whole] life, you know it,” she explains. “And then you take pieces of the people you knew in the community, and you form that character. But my Aunt Vera, who’s not with us anymore, but my Aunt Vera, baby, when I tell you, she was totally Goldie, because she was really loved in her community. And some of the things that she did, people might have said, “Oh, my God.” But everyone loved Madame Vera. So I have to say that in honor of my Aunt Vera, I took some Goldie away from her.”

Once Mo’Nique finally met Da’Vinchi and Flenory Jr., she says it was “an honor to walk on that set…and watch them do their thing.” She also praises Russell Hornsby and Michole Briana White, who play the Flenory brothers’ parents, for being the “glue to ‘BMF’.” Mo’Nique adds: “You see the world of drug dealing, you see this world, but it’s not too often, you see the world of two parents, a two-parent home fighting to keep their kids off borrowing. this way… So I think ‘BMF’ really digs how destructive the plan was to get into our communities and tear them apart.”

“BMF” was officially renewed for a third season on January 18. As of now, no plot or casting details for the series have been announced, but when we asked Mo’Nique if she’d be up for a return, she teased, “We’ll just wait and see. .”

The second season of “BMF” airs Fridays on Hulu and Starz.


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