Wendy Williams: The film trailer offers Queen of Gossip her very personal biopic for all times
Lifetime released the trailer for Wendy Williams: The Movie, a biography that documents the life and career of the controversial talk show host. Ciera Payton (The Oval) portrays Williams in the film, although the real-life Williams is the executive producer on the project. This week on the Wendy Williams Show, Williams revealed our first look at the TV movie by playing the trailer for the Lifetime Original. You can see it in the tweet below.
Here’s your first look at the premiere of “Wendy Williams: The Movie” on Saturday January 30th on @lifetimetv! pic.twitter.com/bvS4Apl1eK
– Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) December 3, 2020
“It’s your girl Wendy Williams on the microphone, “says Payton at the beginning of the trailer.” I am here to stay Wendy Williams is going nowhere. I’ll come in like a hurricane “
Wendy Williams: The Movie, an authorized biopic, will explore the ups and downs of Wendy’s career starting with her days on the radio leading to her eventual success as a television star on the day. The trailer reveals that some of Williams’ well-known controversy is covered in the film, including a reenactment of her fainting spell on camera while dressed as the Statue of Liberty. “You are indulgent, you are narcissistic, you have a cola habit,” Williams is told in the trailer.
This year alone, Williams had made headlines several times for various controversies. In January she was criticized for mocking Joker star Joaquin Phoenix and later apologized on her show. She was back in the news a month later for joking about the murder of Drew Carey’s ex-fiancé. She also apologized for comments on her show after being accused of homophobia and transphobia.
In addition to Payton, the television film also stars Morocco Omari as ex-husband Kevin Hunter and Liza Huget and Rothaford Gray as Wendy’s parents. Darren Grant is directed from a script by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey. Besides Williams, Sheila Ducksworth and Will Packer also produce. Charles Cooper also produced the project.
On the Wendy Williams Show, Wendy also spoke to Grant about Payton’s performance in the biography. “She sees and acts as much as I do, as if she understood,” enthused Williams. Grant also elaborated on why he wanted to direct the project since he’s been a fan of Williams for many years.
“I was part of this whole ’90s movement, and that’s partly why I was such a big fan of the project,” Grant said. “I remember you playing on the radio all the songs from the videos I made. When they brought me this project, I thought I knew that culture. That’s exciting for me because that’s the Wendy that is like that a lot is people don’t know, and that’s the Wendy I remember. I thought I had to be a part of it. “
. @dgrantdirector gave us all the details on the upcoming ‘Wendy Williams: The Movie’. Don’t miss out on @lifetimetv on Saturday January 30th! pic.twitter.com/xwPVJgYs8y
– Wendy Williams (@WendyWilliams) December 4, 2020
Wendy Williams: The movie will premiere on Saturday, January 30th at 8 p.m. on Lifetime. Immediately after the premiere, the network will broadcast a full-length documentary about Williams with open interviews with Wendy about her personal life and professional career. On her show, Williams said she saw the documentary but was holding back to watch the biopic. This message comes to us from the Wendy Williams Show.
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