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Exclusive 'Precious' DVD clip: Casting Mo'Nique

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To quote EW’s Oscar expert Dave Karger, Mo’Nique is “the mother of all locks this year” to win Best Supporting Actress. In advance of Sunday’s Academy Awards and the March 9 DVD and Blu-ray release of Precious: Based on the Novel ‘Push’ By Sapphire (nominated in six categories, including Best Picture), we’ve scored this exclusive featurette clip of Mo’Nique and director Lee Daniels discussing her casting — and which one of them was nervous about her playing an abusive mother.

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