Wendy Williams is living her best life and is ready to tell her story. The gossip queen revealed that her Lifetime biopic is on the way on The Wendy Williams Show earlier this week.
“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,” read a press release.
The film will be headed by director Will Packer while the script will be written by Leigh Davenport, who also wrote the script for Boomerang.
Williams has no problem dishing the dirt about other celebrities’ personal lives but now she is the hot topic, which has been bittersweet for her. Now that she will be producing her biopic, we are expecting her to spill her own tea like she does when she is in the purple chair.
In her biopic, I am hoping that she opens about her past substance abuse and journey to sobriety. Williams has been somewhat open about her past cocaine addiction and how she quit cold turkey. She even revealed earlier this year that she moved into a sober house when she felt that her sobriety was in jeopardy. The biopic can show how she was introduced to cocaine, how it affected her career and relationships and what made her stop. Though its personal, that painful part if her life can inspire someone else.
It would also be interesting to see how she dealt with some of the most heated moments of her radio career of over two decades. From the Whitney Houston interview to her fight with the Voice of New York Angie Martinez, we want the inside scoop on what happened when and after it all went down.
Even though the ink isn’t dry on her divorce papers yet, the biopic should show Wendy’s other side as a wife and how she dealt with her marital turmoil. Before her pending divorce became news, there were rumors that her soon to be ex-husband Kevin Hunter not only unfaithful but physically abusive. Hunter, who she was married to for 22 years, recently welcomed a child with a longtime mistress which allegedly led to Williams filing for divorce. It may be too much to ask for but viewers will surely want a view into her marriage that ended in public embarrassment.
While Williams was a radio host on New York City ‘s 107.5 WBLS, the infamous Charlamagne tha God was her co-host. The two ended up falling out due to Kevin Hunter’s affair with Charlamagne’s then friend Sharina Hudson. Now, we want the scoop about the rise and demise of their friendship, play by play.
“The reason Kevin Hunter and I fell out, and the reason why I don’t communicate with Wendy anymore is because of Sharina,” Charlamagne told Page Six. “Kevin got upset because he thought Sharina liked one of my homeboys and he thought that I was hooking Sharina up [with other men].”
He added that Hunter ended up firing him while he was working with Williams during the early stages of The Wendy Williams Show.
The 55-year-old has had health issues that have led to her taking a hiatus from her talk show and even passing out during a live show. Hopefully the movie shows what it was like for her to find out she had thyroid issues, Graves’ disease and lymphedema.
Williams’s biopic should show how her life has come full circle. At this point in her three-decade career, she is an Emmy-nominated talk show host who has a Hollywood star on the way, has overcome addiction and has ended a seemingly toxic marriage that has led her down a path she never thought she would travel. We are hoping her Lifetime biopic gives us the inside scoop we have been waiting for.