Wendy Williams Teases the Release Date for Her Biopic-Here’s What Fans Should Expect

Wendy Williams recently revealed details about her upcoming biopic on Lifetime. 

The daytime talk show host revealed in July 2019 that she is working on a movie about her life. Williams will discuss her career in radio and on The Wendy Williams Show. Williams will also include various moments from her personal life that her fans haven’t been privy to throughout her career. 

TV personality Wendy Williams attends the 2019 NYWIFT Muse Awards at the New York Hilton Midtown on December 10, 2019 in New York City.
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As production is underway for Williams’ biopic, she teased several essential things about the film, including its new title and release date. 

When Wendy Williams’ biopic will air on Lifetime

Since announcing her biopic, Williams has given small details about when her audience should expect from the film. In September 2020, the movie’s casting team chose The Oval star Ciera Payton to portray Williams throughout her adult life. Additionally, P Valley star Morrocco Omari is playing Williams’ ex-husband, Kevin Hunter Sr

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Williams sat down with People in October 2020 and gave some insight into where the biopic is now. The daytime host shared that the film’s final cut will be “very exciting” for her fans. Williams also confirmed the biopic title but said her audience would have to wait until she officially discussed the release date. 

“The movie is called Wendy Williams: The Movie. It’s so funny because we went through so many titles only to come back to the most basic thing,” Williams said. “I know the date it’s going to be out, but I can’t talk to you about that now. But soon-ish. They’re doing a Wendy weekend on Lifetime, and I’m looking forward to it.”

Wendy Williams’ biopic will address the ‘highs and lows’ she experienced throughout her career

Williams got her big break on the radio in New York City. Throughout her radio career, Williams had her show on 107.5 WBLS. The host became known for her opinions on celebrity issues during her “Hot Topics” section and her popular interviews with stars like Whitney Houston

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Although she had a bustling radio career, Williams found mainstream success when she launched her talk show, The Wendy Williams Show, in 2008. Since Williams started The Wendy Williams Show, she’s discussed reports involving her health, Williams’ on-camera behavior, and her marriage and divorce from Hunter.

While Williams hasn’t shared what she plans to show in the film and the documentary that will follow, her team’s statement confirmed her “highs and lows” during some of her professional triumphs will be portrayed in the movie. 

“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 statement read. 

Wendy Williams’ on-air faint will appear in her biopic

In November 2020, Williams biopic’s first look, titled Wendy Williams: The Movie, was released. The image from the film showed Payton dressed up as Williams in her now-infamous Statue of Liberty costume. Payton wore a green wig with a sequined dress and crown as she had a shocked look on her face. 

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Viewers of The Wendy Williams Show will recall Williams fainted on-stage while dressed up as the Statue of Liberty for a Halloween episode. Williams finished the show after a commercial break and addressed the incident on her show the following day. Williams claimed she felt overheated in her costume but was in good health. 

“A lot of people thought that was a joke, me fainting on my set. No, that was not a joke. I’m a tall woman, and it’s a long way down,” Williams said to her audience. “I’m a 53-year-old, middle-aged woman going through what middle-aged women go through if you know what I mean. The costume got hot. All the sudden right before passing out, I felt like I was in the middle of a campfire.”