Move over Amy Poehler and Tina Fey, a new female duo is here to stay. Niecy Nash and Olivia Munn proved yet again on Thursday night during the 2018 Critics Choice Awards that they are a force to be reckoned with.
Raising a toast to the “good guys in Hollywood,” the pair teamed up for hilarious skit targeting men in Hollywood, specifically, Mark Wahlberg and his latest major pay day.
“I want to say ‘thank you’ to the producers for paying Niecy and I the same amount of money and Mark Wahlberg a million dollars,” Munn joked. “He took a pay cut, so it’s really nice and generous of him. Thank you so much.”
Earlier this week, it was reported that Mark got paid a whopping $1.5 million to reshoot major scenes in the drama All the Money in the World while his female co-star, Michelle Williams, got a lousy $80 per diem which totaled a measly $1,000.
The crew was forced to reshoot scenes after Kevin Spacey’s sexual assault allegations last year. Following the shocking claims, the studio replaced Spacey and the already finished film and used Christopher Plummer instead.
During the toast, Olivia surged, “I’d like to raise a glass to that studio executive who had me meet him in the studio conference room, instead of his actual hotel room.”
Niecy toasted to “the male casting directors who didn’t ever say anything derogatory to me in an audition.” And Olivia followed up by thanking “that famous actor who didn’t treat me with crap after I said I didn’t want to drinks with him after the show. What a guy, huh?”
Oivia, who hosted the CCAa, also killed her opening monologue with Jay Pharaoh.
Netflix’s ‘Step Sisters’ Is ‘Bring It On’ … But Way More Woke!
Netflix is getting ready to “Bring It On” … in more ways than one. The streaming service’s new flick Step Sisters is reminiscent of the 90s dance film, but delves deeper into racial themes like cultural appropriation, tokenization and interracial dating.
In the film Megalyn Echikunwoke (Arrow) plays the president of a black sorority who is tasked with teaching one of the campus’ white sororities how to step for a charity competition. At first glimpse the film seems to be stepping into a can of worms — and had folks on Twitter up in arms, but the creators and cast told HipHollywood it isn’t about cultural appropriation but instead cultural exchange.
“There’s a strong political message, and there’s a lot of racial content,” said Nia Jervier. “But I think that the pill that may be difficult to swallow is dipped in honey, because it’s funny.”
What also helps is that producer/writers like Lena Waithe (Masters of None), Chuck Hayward (Dear White People) and Ben Cory Jones (Underground) are behind the project – so you know it’s woke.
“At the end of the day, Jamila the lead character in our minds she’s reaching over to show them a part of our culture. It doesn’t dilute our culture,” said Jones. ” And I love that we can take stepping and evolve that into issues of race and culture.”
Step Sisters begins streaming on Netflix January 20th.
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