As she told E! News at the red carpet premiere of her new film Almost Christmas, "I love the Dixie Chicks. I love the [collaboration]. Beyoncé looked amazing and if you didn't like it, that's weird and it says a lot about you."
The actress' comment was a response to the backlash the Grammy winner received for her surprise performance on the country show. However, the Dixie Chicks came to Beyoncé's defense, tweeting fans a link to "Daddy Lessons" with a message: "If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate."
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The only drama Union is focused on right now is the family kind in Almost Christmas. The movie, which she executive produced, follows a dysfunctional family celebrating Christmas together for the first time since their mother passed away. Cue the unfiltered emotion!
The film also marks the actress' reunion with her Love & Basketball co-star, Omar Epps. "This time, I get the guy," she quipped. "Sorry, Sanaa [Lathan]."
It sounds like the star couldn't be more proud of everyone involved. "We've got an all star cast, a dream team really," she said. "Mo'Nique is not the queen of comedy for nothing."
Co-star Danny Glover even delivered one of his signature lines from Lethal Weapon. "We got him to say, 'I'm getting too old for this s—t," she added. "We just have an insane cast and it's so heartwarming and funny and touching."
The film debuts in theaters on Nov. 11.
(E! and Universal Pictures are both part of the NBCUniversal family.)