'Precious', based on best-selling novel 'Push' by Sapphire, came out in 2009 and was highly acclaimed by critics and audiences alike.
The film made Mo'Nuqie (earning an Oscar for her portrayal of the abusing mother) and director Lee Daniels superstars, but their relationship ended with a bitter feud. Looks like after more than ten years, the old grudge is finally over.
During the promotional tour for 'Precious' Daniels accused Mo'Nique of not promoting the film, which led to director 'blacklisting' the star. This, in turn, led to Mo'Nique's continuous struggles during 2010's, which found her unable to find a role suitable for an Academy Award winning actress. Meanwhile, Daniels himself went on to direct 'The Butler', 'The United States vs. Billie Holiday' and Fox's 'Empire'.
Despite the success, Daniels was, according to him, pretty bitter about the feud, so his recent appearance on Mo'Nique comedy show was a long time coming. The director publicly apologized, and the two went on to hug it out on stage, saying 'I love you' to each other.
"I am so sorry for hurting you in any way that I did. She was my best friend. ... 'Precious,' that was God working through both of us, and we are going to f—g do it again!"
And it seems that Daniels really meant it – after the apology, he announced his plans to make Mo'Nique the star of his upcoming Netflix horror film 'Demon House', centered around an exorcism ritual.