The Oscar winner and her Blackbird director Patrik-Ian Polk met a group of devotees outside the Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture in the Big Apple after a screening of the film last week (ends26Apr15).

She got talking to a 10-year-old fan, and when he mentioned he was heading to a store to buy a sandwich, Mo'nique decided to walk him to the shop and buy him lunch, according to the New York Post's gossip column Page Six.

The publication reports Mo'Nique treated the boy to a meal and left him with "a wad of twenties before exiting the store".