Sundance 2009: Mo’Nique rewarded for drama in Push

You're used to seeing Mo'nique be large and in charge, whether it's delivering jokes on a comedy stage or by serving as a role model to women in her three seasons of F.A.T. Chance pageants on Oxygen. You're not that accustomed to seeing Mo'Nique take a dark dramatic turn, and the audiences and critics at the 2009 Sundance Film Festival loved her for it. She took home a special jury prize tonight for acting for her role as a monster of a mother in Push: Based on the Novel by Sapphire (the film also took home both the grand jury prize in dramatic competition as well as the audience award among U.S. dramas). Here she joins the director and cast mates to talk about it:

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