Wendy Williams says she fell asleep during ‘girl movie’ ‘Bombshell’: ‘This should have just been on cable’

‘The Wendy Williams Show’ host told her audience, “I am sitting back... and then I fell asleep. And then Boof (her friend) taps me to wake me up. And I’m like, ‘Boof, it’s dark, it’s raining outside. And I know this story!’ I just wanted to see it for myself, you know what I’m saying?"


                            Wendy Williams says she fell asleep during ‘girl movie’ ‘Bombshell’: ‘This should have just been on cable’
A still from 'Bombshell' and Wendy Williams. (Source: Screengrab/YouTube and Getty Images)

On Monday’s episode of ‘The Wendy Williams Show’, the host spoke about ‘Bombshell’ a biographical film based upon the accounts of several women at Fox News who set out to expose CEO Roger Ailes for sexual harassment, starring  Charlize Theron, Nicole Kidman, Margot Robbie, John Lithgow, Kate McKinnon, Connie Britton, Malcolm McDowell, and Allison Janney.

Williams, who is known to speak her mind -- even if it causes trouble -- said she fell asleep during the movie. Speaking to the audience, Williams said, “This, to me, was like a real ‘girl movie’ or an ‘industry-insider movie’,” adding, “I don’t even know why it’s on the big screen, honestly.”

While she praised the performances -- “I loved all the acting. Everyone did a great, they all did a great job. Charlize and all of them” -- she added, however, that while watching the movie in an almost-empty theater, she wondered why this was not on Netflix.

“If you are an industry insider, you’ll love this movie,” she said. “If you don’t know anything on the entertainment industry -- it was so inside!” Then she dropped the bombshell (pun unintended).

She said, “I am sitting back with my flavors (popcorn) and then I fell asleep. And then Boof (her friend) taps me to wake me up. And I’m like, ‘Boof, it’s dark, it’s raining outside. And I know this story!’ I just wanted to see it for myself, you know what I’m saying? There was nothing that I didn’t see that I already didn’t know.”

She doubled down on her previous point, “If you’re just a regular person, this is not your movie. This should have just been on cable.”

Williams also said she left before the movie was over. ‘Bombshell’ that is out in theaters has received generally favorable reviews, even if some of the real-life inspirations for the film have noted inaccuracies.

‘The Wendy Williams Show’ airs every weekday at 11 a.m. PT.

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