‘WENDY WILLIAMS: THE MOVIE’ REVEALS HER PERSONAL JOURNEY PREMIERES JANUARY 3OTH ON LIFETIME
Wendy Williams’ Documentary Wendy Williams: What a Mess!Premieres Sunday, January 30 at 10/9c on Lifetime
Talk show host Wendy Williams 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.
The self-anointed Queen of all Media played by Ciera Payton, 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.
The documentary 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.
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.
Produced by Front Street for Lifetime and executive produced by Wendy Williams, Will Packer, and Sheila Ducksworth. Darren Grant directs from a script written by Leigh Davenport and Scarlett Lacey.