Mo’Nique Says More Actresses Should Stop Shaving Their Legs And Pays Tribute To Hattie McDaniel

After her big Oscar win last night for Best Supporting Actress in “Precious,” Mo’Nique made her way backstage where she answered questions and joked around with reporters. When asked what would happen if more actresses stopped shaving their legs like her, Mo’Nique quipped: “They would win Oscars!” Oh, if only it were that easy, I think we’d be seeing lots more hair on the red carpet. Hairy legs or not, Mo’Nique looked beautiful in her royal blue silk jersey Tadashi Shoji gown, a color she chose because it was the color Hattie McDaniel, the first black actress to win an Academy Award (for “Gone With the Wind”), wore to accept her Oscar in the ’40s. Her flower hair clip was also the same flower Hattie donned when she won. Talk about a lucky charm! [via Us Weekly]