To celebrate her big win, Mo'Nique says she and her husband, Sidney, left the glamour behind and went to one of their favorite Los Angeles eateries—Uncle Andre's BBQ.

"We went home, just Sid and I, and we giggled," she says.

Mo'Nique credits Sidney with convincing her to take this life-changing role. "I can remember when we first got that script, and I first read the book, Sydney said to me, 'Mama, if you play this right, people get Oscars for stuff like this,'" she says.


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