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The Other Woman
The Other Woman (2014 film) poster
He'll Never Know What Hit Him.
Directed by Nick Cassavetes
Produced by Julie Yorn
Written by Melissa Stack
Cameron Diaz
Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
Leslie Mann
Nicki Minaj
Taylor Kinney
Kate Upton
Music by Aaron Zigman
Cinematography Robert Fraisse
Editing by Jim Flynn
Alan Heim
Studio LBI Productions
TSG Entertainment
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date April 25, 2014
Running time 109 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $40 million
Box office $194,384,548

The Other Woman is a comedy film directed by Nick Cassavetes, produced by Julie Yorn, and written by Melissa Stack. The film was released on April 25, 2014. It stars Cameron Diaz as "the other woman" in an affair who seeks revenge against the cheating husband (played by Nikolaj Coster-Waldau), along the wife of him (played by Leslie Mann). Nicki Minaj made her live action-movie debut on the film as the character Lydia.

Background Edit

On April 25, 2013 it was reported that Minaj will appear on the revenge comedy film The Other Woman, making her live-action movie debut.[1] The film was shot in late spring and early summer of 2013, and will be released on April 25, 2014. On December 19, 2013, the official 2 minute trailer was released. To promote the film, many social media sites for the project was made(Facebook, Twitter, Gmail, Instagram, Youtube, and

On January 14, 2014, Nicki announced on Twitter that she watched the movie for the first time on that day. On March 25, it was revealed that the film was Rated R due to a lot of sexual references. Fox appealed this, and a final decision to change it to PG-13 was revealed on April 9. On April 13, Cameron, Leslie, Kate, and Nicki presented at the MTV Movie Awards together. All fours ladies and Taylor Kinney also attended the Hollywood premiere of the movie on April 21.

Plot Edit

The film centers on a woman (Diaz) who discovers that she is "the other woman" in a love affair. She joins forces with the wife (Mann) to get revenge on the cheating husband (Coster-Waldau). In their seek of revenge, the women meet another mistress of the man (Kate Upton).

Cast Edit

  • Cameron Diaz as Carly, the other woman.
  • Leslie Mann as Kate, the wife of the cheating husband.
  • Nikolaj Coster-Waldau as Mark, the cheating husband.
  • Kate Upton as Amber, another mistress of the man.
  • Taylor Kinney as Phil, Kate's brother and the cheating husband's brother-in-law.
  • Nicki Minaj as Lydia, the other woman's opinionated assistant.
  • Madison McKinley as Waitress.
  • Don Johnson as Frank, the other woman's father.
  • Victor Cruz as Fernando. 
  • David Thornton as Nick.
  • Alyshia Ochse as Cece.
  • Chelsea Turnbo as Receptionist. 

Critical reception Edit

The Other Woman received mostly negative reviews by critics, most of them feel displeased by the overuse of sexual jokes in the movie.[2] However, Nicki Minaj acting was well received by most critics, even if they gave the movie a bad review.

Stephen Holden from The New York Times gave the movie a dreadful review but remarked that the "best line in the movie" is spoken by Minaj as Lydia ("Selfish people live forever").[3] Betsy Sharkey, Los Angeles Times film critic, called Minaj a "scene-stealing"[4], and Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair magazine, called her "a lead who groove well together with seemingly minimal effort" and "an underused treat".[5] U-T San Diego's film writer Jake Coyle applauded Minaj's "excellent use of her few minutes as Carly's assistant".[6]

Film critic Dustin Putman criticized Minaj's speaking voice because "its nasal quality [tends] to sound overly whiny", but he was pleased by her acting.[7] Carla Meyer, from newspaper The Sacramento Bee, gave Minaj a mixed review saying that her character, Lydia, is "written as so fierce' she borders on cartoon. But Minaj is funny and charismatic."[8]

Home mediaEdit

The Other Woman will be released on Blu-ray & DVD on July 29, 2014.

Fun FactsEdit

  • 1 Technically this is Nicki's 2nd #1 box office film after being apart of Ice Age 4.
  • 2 Nicki actually had more lines but were cut due to the rating change of R to PG-13.
  • 3 The film has grossed $84M domestically, and $111M in foreign sales.
  • 4 Want to hear the most mind blowing thing: Technically Nicki is a billion dollar grossing actress. The Other Woman has grossed over $195M. Ice Age grossed $877M.

Soundtrack Edit

Minaj revealed that a song recorded by her might be on the official soundtrack album of the movie.[9] Since the movie's release, no soundtrack has been announced.

Trailer/Sneak Peeks Edit

The Other Woman Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Nicki Minaj Comedy Movie HD02:25

The Other Woman Official Trailer 1 (2014) - Nicki Minaj Comedy Movie HD

The Other Woman - Lydia's Style 5 Follow @NMinajDiario-001:08

The Other Woman - Lydia's Style 5 Follow @NMinajDiario-0

The Other Woman - Meet Lydia (Nicki Minaj) - Trailer 401:03

The Other Woman - Meet Lydia (Nicki Minaj) - Trailer 4

The Other Woman - Trailer 3 Cast Interview01:01

The Other Woman - Trailer 3 Cast Interview

NickiThe Other Woman Interview - Nicki Minaj (2014) - Cameron Diaz Comedy HD03:34

NickiThe Other Woman Interview - Nicki Minaj (2014) - Cameron Diaz Comedy HD

Pics/Stills Edit

Premiere Night Edit

Press InterviewsEdit

Before the actual premiere, Nicki went on a run of press interviews to discuss her new image, music, and acting career. She wore all Alexander McQueen.

Los Angeles PremiereEdit

Nicki walked the red carpet of the premiere in a beautiful white Alexander McQueen dress.


After the premiere, Nicki attended the after-party wearing Jean Paul Gaultier.

Awards and nominationsEdit

2014 Teen Choice Awards

Choice Movie: Comedy

  • Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Blended
  • Ride Along
  • The Other Woman
  • Vampire Academy

Choice Movie: Chemistry

  • Cameron Diaz, Leslie Mann, and Kate Upton - The Other Woman
  • Ansel Elgort, Nat Wolff and Shailene Woodley - The Fault in Our Stars
  • Chris Evans & Anthony Mackie - Captain America: The Winter Soldier
  • Ice Cube & Kevin Hart - Ride Along
  • Jonah Hill & Channing Tatum - 22 Jump Street

Choice Actress: Comedy

  • Christina Applegate - Anchorman 2: The Legend Continues
  • Drew Barrymore - Blended
  • Zoey Deutch - Vampire Academy
  • Cameron Diaz - The Other Woman
  • Emma Roberts - We're the Millers

2015 People's Choice Awards

Favorite Comedic Movie

  • The Other Woman
  • 22 Jump Street
  • Blended
  • Let's Be Cops
  • Neighbors


  1. The Hollywood Reporter: Nicki Minaj Makes Film Debut in Cameron Diaz's 'The Other Woman' Retrieved May 6, 2013.
  2. The Other Woman (2014). Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  3. "A Female Cooperative Based on Revenge". Review by Stephen Holden from The New York Times (24 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  4. "'The Other Woman' devolves and dumbs down its characters". Review by Betsy Sharkey from Los Angeles Times (24 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  5. "The Other Woman Is Fun, When It's Not in the Bathroom". Review by Richard Lawson from Vanity Fair (24 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  6. "'The Other Woman' has zip but little else". Review by Jake Coyle from U-T San Diego (24 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  7. "The Other Woman (2014)". Review by Dustin Putman (23 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  8. "Mann, Diaz funny together but can’t save ‘The Other Woman’". Review by Carla Meyer from The Sacramento Bee (24 Apr. 14). Retrieved April 25, 2014.
  9. Nicki Minaj: 25 Things You Don't Know About Me! - Retrieved December 29, 2013.

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