Nah, fam: Regina Hall refuses to make Whitney Houston joke in ‘Black Monday’

Hollywood actor, Regina Hall had a fallout with the writers of the TV comedy she stars in – Black Monday.

Hall demanded that show writers a distasteful Whitney Houston joke.

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The show is set in October 1987 stock market crash that was the worst in Wall Street history.

Regina revealed that she demanded a joke about the I Will Always Love You hitmaker was cut from the script out of respect.

“There was a joke, and I can’t remember, but it was a joke I think about drugs and it was about Whitney Houston, and I was like, ‘I don’t want to say that,'” she remembered. “Artists give so much … and so to make fun of what was a challenge and an illness. … The great thing about our writers is they were like, ‘Absolutely. We’ll just do something else.'”

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The show, which also stars Don Cheadle, Andrew Rannells, and Paul Scheer, focuses on a fictional second-tier Wall Street firm, which unusually employs traders from minority backgrounds, including Regina’s character Dawn Darcy.

Describing her character, she added: “It was great to be in the ’80s and be successful, and be in a world that, no matter what colour you are, a woman who’s Spanish, black, white – they just weren’t really in Wall Street, and they still really aren’t, so to represent a demographic that’s not normally present in a world even today was fun.”