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After almost three years of doing dramatic films, Mo’Nique returns to her comedic roots in in the new holiday film Almost Christmas. But, don’t call it a comeback. According to the Academy Award-winning actress, this is just the right script at the right time.

“You know, this was me having a great time with some talented people,” she told HipHollywood exclusively. “And, you know, there was some of it that made sense for me to come back and do this film, and when you get the script and find out Danny Glover is the lead, it’s like, ‘Let’s go.’”

In the film, the Baltimore native is definitely the scene stealer, playing the hilarious Aunt Mae, and her co-stars told us they had a hard time keeping a straight face while filming.

“She does a different joke with every take, and she’s just so quick and witty” said Gabrielle Union. “When the camera wasn’t on us, we were just laughing and texting each other inappropriate jokes.”

“No, I didn’t keep a straight face, I couldn’t hold it in,” exclaimed Romany Malco. “At one point she was even feeding the kids one-liners; I was like, ‘Oh, my God.'”

But while the cast was marveling at Mo’Nique’s comedic genius, she told us she was having a hard time staying in character around her idol, Danny Glover.

Check out the full interview above. Almost Christmas hits theaters Nov 11.


Watch: Julia Roberts And Owen Wilson Give Advice To Their 10-Year-Old Selves



To say Wonder is a must see movie is an understatement! Not only will the film touch you and inspire you to be a better person, it will also entertain you from start to finish.

But don’t take our word for it. HipHollywood sat down with the film’s stars Julia Roberts and Owen Wilson who shared their excitement to bring this heartwarming story to life and how they channeled their real-life parenting skills into the role.

“I think we felt a responsibility to be authentically parents and authentically parents to these two kids, said the 50 year old mother of three. “And I think that’s why you really believe these four people are family and are really having this experience together.”

In the film based on the NY times best seller, Roberts and Wilson play the parents of a teenage daughter (Izabela Vidovic) and 10-year-old boy (Jacob Tremblay) with facial differences entering mainstream elementary school for the first time.

When asked if they had any advice for their ten year old selves, Roberts said: “I have a ten year old son and I tell him to run.”

Meanwhile Wilson says he remembers 5th grade vividly, and enjoyed having his brother Andrew Wilson at the same school to protect him. “It helped so much having an older brother who was already at the school, so that would be the advice I’d give, have a cool older brother.”

Wonder hits theaters November 17, just one day before Wilson’s 49th birthday. 

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