Q & A With Wendy Williams, Lifetime Movie

January 16, 2021

Senior Writer: Kamilah Foster

The Lifetime Original Movie about Wendy Williams premieres Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 8pm ET/PT. This movie is about Talk show host Wendy Williams’s executive produces the biopic on her life, revealing the highs and lows she has experienced throughout the years. Wendy has made herself the go-to source for great celebrity dish on her hit talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, but recently the spotlight has turned towards her. The authorized project provides a revealing look at Wendy’s journey, from her scrappy upstart days in urban radio to the success of her own syndicated talk show. Despite all the naysayers and obstacles Wendy encountered throughout her life, her strength and determination have allowed her to thrive. Ciera Payton takes on the lead role while Morocco Omari stars as Wendy’s ex-husband Kevin Hunter. We will see in this movie another side of Wendy and Kevin relationship from the beginning to the end. We will see the many dynamics of this powerful woman and her past that made her become who she is today.


The Movie is produced by Front Street for Lifetime. Executive produced by Wendy

Williams, Will Packer and Sheila Ducksworth and produced by Shayla Cowan. Darren Grant directed from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey. The Cast of the movie is played by Ciera Payton as Wendy Williams and Morocco Omari as Kevin Hunter.


“What a Mess” Documentary premieres Saturday, January 30, 2021 at 10pm ET/PT on Lifetime. In this feature length documentary, Wendy Williams, the self-anointed Queen of all Media, sheds her private persona and speaks directly to the camera, discussing every inch of joy and humiliation she has experienced since childhood. From her apartment in Manhattan, we’re with Wendy during the course of her divorce, as she deals with being a ‘Hot Topic’ and finds a way to right her ship again. It’s a raw, no holds barred look with never-before heard truths about Wendy’s notorious feuds with celebrities, her shocking divorce, her childhood and the private darkness she has endured. This is the story of a self-made woman who finds herself at the start of a new life, uncertain of the future, but ready to reclaim her crown.


“What a Mess” is produced by eOne and Creature Films for Lifetime. Executive

Producers include Wendy Williams, Tara Long, Mark Ford, Kevin Lopez, Sarah Girgis and Joie Jacoby. Brie Miranda Bryant and Gena McCarthy serve as executive producers for Lifetime.


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