WATCH | The first trailer for Wendy Williams: The Movie is here!

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Ciera Payton in Wendy Williams: The Movie.
Ciera Payton in Wendy Williams: The Movie.
Screengrab: YouTube/The Wendy Williams Show

"I am here to stay, Wendy Williams is not going anywhere," says Ciera Payton in the trailer for the Wendy Williams biopic.

The 34-year-old plays the self-anointed Queen of all Media in the Lifetime movie Wendy Williams: The Movie.

Wendy premiered the first look at the upcoming film on her talk show on Wednesday and also interviewed the director Darren Grant who revealed details about the making of the movie. 

The 1-minute clip looks at her rise to fame from her radio days to the launch of her talk show and also focuses on her struggles with substance abuse and her rocky marriage. It also features her on-air collapse dressed as the Statue of Liberty.


The movie will premiere in the US on 30 January along with a documentary, The Wendy Williams Story What A Mess. According to the channel, it is "a raw; no holds barred look with never-before-heard truths about Wendy's notorious feuds with celebrities, her shocking divorce, her childhood and the private darkness she has endured."

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