Actor and comedian Mo’nique recently sat down with veteran journalist Barbara Walters for her 29th annual oscar special. She talked about growing up her, her aspirations, her hairy legs (ew), and her very open marriage. The transcript is below.
On her marriage:
Let me say this: I have not had sex outside my marriage with Sidney,” the Academy Award nominee says in this year’s 29th – and final – Barbara Walters Oscar special.
“Could Sid have sex outside of his marriage with me? Yes. That’s not a deal-breaker. That’s not something that would make us say, ‘Pack your things and let’s end the marriage.’”
And what if the “Precious” star discovered that Hicks had, well, stepped out more than once? No sweat.
“What if it’s 20 times?” asks the openminded actress. “So what? We’ve been best friends for over 25 years, and we truly know who we are. Oftentimes, people get into marriages and they don’t know who they’re laying next to. I’m very comfortable and secure with my husband.”
On her hairy legs:
“He loves the hairy legs,” Mo says, “and if Sid likes the hairy legs, there you go.”
She even explains to Walters why she chooses to go au naturel: “I tried shaving one time, and it was so uncomfortable and painful. I said never again would I do that to myself.” Besides, says Mo’Nique, “I’m 42 and I’m very hairy.”
Sounds to me like she settled. I couldn’t deal with a man who stepped out on me in a relationship, let alone a marriage. Could you?