Next season of Real Housewives of Atlanta is set for a HUGE shakeup, MTO News has learned. Bravo executives are hoping to get Mo'Nique and her husband Sidney to join the cast of the hit reality series.
And it appears that Mo'Nique is interested.
One person close to Mo'Nique told MTO News, "[Sidney] is negotiating with Bravo to have Mo'Nique join the show. Nothing is done yet, but if Bravo opens up their pockets, we'll all see Mo'Nique on the show."
The insider claims that Bravo is hoping to use Mo'Nique to replace Nene Leakes - who is the highest-paid Housewife across all of Bravo's franchises.
And Mo'Nique's addition could be coming at a perfect time. There are rumors that Bravo does NOT want to bring back Nene for next season. But they'll need a BIG name personality to replace her - and Mo'Nique would be perfect.
In 2009, Mo'nique garnered critical acclaim for her performance as the abusive Mary Lee Johnston in the film Precious and won numerous awards, including the Academy Award for Best Supporting Actress. She hosted The Mo'Nique Show, a late-night talk show that premiered in 2009 on BET; it was canceled in 2011. In 2015, she drew rave reviews for her performance as Ma Rainey in the HBO biopic Bessie and earned a Primetime Emmy Award nomination.