Mo’Nique returns to the small screen! Episode five, entitled “Mo’Nique: Atlanta Strip-Club Owner Goldie” aired on February 3, and was highly anticipated by the 55-year old Oscar winner. “Moment of Truth,” This is “BMF” Season two. Though Goldie only appears in a few minutes of the episode, it’s clear she means business, and she’s not taking any nonsense from anyone — especially Leon.
“When Goldie shows up, either two things is going to happen: something really good will happen or something really not so good will happen,” Mo’Nique tells POPSUGAR. Starz reports that Goldie forms an alliance with Demetrius. “Big Meech” (Demetrius “Lil Meech” Flenory Jr. “Southwest T” Flenory (Da’Vinchi), which helped fuel their migration to Atlanta from Detroit. It will be interesting to see how it turns out, as their first contact wasn’t always the best.
Mo’Nique believes that Goldie’s actions, despite the tough exterior of her character, come from a place where she loves. “She truly is love. She truly is in her community trying to make a difference. Everybody may not agree with how she makes the difference, but she genuinely loves her community,” She elaborates. “When you see the dynamics of this character, you almost say, ‘Am I wrong for digging this character?’ Because morally, I’ve been told this. But when I get to know this person and I see really what they’re about, am I beginning to love what’s supposed to be the villain?”
After Curtis’s executive producer, Mo’Nique became involved in the Starz series. “50 Cent” Jackson started a public campaign in order to get the actor. “back on top” After being allegedly for years “blackballed” Hollywood. “Curtis came to a show that I had in LA, a stand-up-comedy show. And about three weeks later, he began to post these posts on his page, and they were so beautiful and so sweet,” Mo’Nique says. “And I reached out to him, and he called. And he said, ‘Hey, Mo. Love your work. I want to get down with you. Let’s do this.’ And that was pretty much what it was.”
Mo’Nique met the cast only on the first day of filming. However, she immediately felt a connection with Goldie when she read the script. “I know Goldie. I know that character. I know that character from some of the communities, the neighborhoods. So when you’ve dealt with that character pretty much your [whole] life, you know her,” She elaborates. “And then you take bits and pieces from the people that you knew in the community, and you form this character. But my Aunt Vera, who’s no longer with us, but my Aunt Vera, baby, when I tell you, she was every bit of Goldie, because she was really beloved in her community. And some of the things she did, people may have said, ‘Oh, my goodness.’ But everybody loved Ms. Vera. So I would have to say in honor of my Aunt Vera, I pulled some of Goldie from her.”
Mo’Nique retorted that she met Flenory Jr. when she was finally able to meet Da’Vinchi. “an honor to walk on that set . . . and watch them do their thing.” She also praises Russell Hornsby as well as Michole Briana White who play the Flenory siblings’ parents. “glue to ‘BMF.'” Mo’Nique adds, “You see the drug-dealing world, you see that world, but it’s not too often you see the world of two parents, a two-parent home that is fighting for their kids not to go that route . . . So I think that ‘BMF’ really digs into just how destructive the plan was to go into our communities and rip them apart.”
“BMF” Jan. 18 marked the official renewal of the show for a third season. No details about the plot or cast of the show have been revealed as yet. However, Mo’Nique teased that she would be available to answer our questions. “We’re going to just wait and see.”
“BMF” Season 2 airs Fridays on Starz and Hulu.