Wendy Williams Reveals All In New Lifetime Doc And Biopic, ‘I Can’t Imagine I Survived’


Prepare for a double dose of Wendy Williams as she offers her followers a front-row seat to her controversial and drama-filled life’s story on Lifetime! 

On Saturday (Jan. 30), followers may have a front-row seat into the small print of the discuss present host and former radio DJ’s rise to fame in Wendy Williams: The Film starring actress Ciera Payton as Williams. 

Instantly following the movie, Williams takes over explaining the emotional toll of discovering the small print about her ex-husband’s infidelities and her tumultuous marriage performed out within the tabloids, her coveted profession from native radio to tv icon, and her rise to success in her documentary Wendy Williams: What a Mess!

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“She’s all of the issues that we’ve got made so taboo in our society, particularly as a girl. She is assertive, she is aware of find out how to converse up, she’s okay with letting her opinion be identified,” Payton says in an interview with BET.com describing Williams as a girl with resilience. “She does it with aptitude and finesse.”

For Williams, the star actress believes that her back-to-back Lifetime premieres might be a therapeutic expertise and thinks that the viewers will go on the identical journey. 

“It’s a closure expertise for her,” Payton notes. “I can actually say it was the identical for me. There have been some issues that I needed to have some closure with and actually handle in my private life and this film allowed me to try this.”

And in the case of listening to from those that know Williams the most effective, the “Queen of Sizzling Subjects” reveals in an interview with BET.com that whereas nothing is off limits within the film and documentary, she doesn’t let individuals into her interior circle simply. Nevertheless, there are two sources of consolation for her now that she has restarted her life at 56-years outdated in a lavish Manhattan bachelorette pad

“My cats. They’re not individuals however they’re like individuals to me. We quarantined collectively. I’ve solely had them for a yr and so they see all of it,” she says. “In actuality, nobody individual is aware of me finest. I present sure sides of myself to varied individuals and that’s not an enormous panel of individuals.” 

The New Jersey native and “shock jock” media character has hosted her nationally syndicated tv discuss present, The Wendy Williams Present, since 2008, which has been renewed by means of the 2021-2022 season by Fox Tv Stations. She has been nominated 4 instances for a Daytime Emmy for Excellent Discuss Present Host and continues to be a scorching matter irrespective of how exhausting she tries to not. 

Wendy Williams: The Film premieres on Saturday, January 30 at 8 PM ET, and the Wendy Williams: What a Mess! documentary premieres immediately after at 10 PM ET.