Fans either love or hate “Real Housewives of Atlanta” (RHOA) star NeNe Leakes. Leakes is cool and, at the same time, harsh in stating her opinion. Her outspoken and fearless personality became the formula for Leakes to be the original of “RHOA” since the first season in 2008 and one of the most popular reality TV stars. That is why it is a no-brainer that she was offered a spin-off show. Read on to know more about that interesting offer.
In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Leakes was asked how to be successful in reality TV industry. She admitted having a difficult time as a famous persona because of criticisms and judgment. She described it as “bittersweet” and said that she tried her best to be humble.
Leakes explained that she and her co-stars never had “handbooks” as basis during filming. She shared attending interviews from Season 1 with only half makeup done.
The Bravo star told BuzzFeed that the producers do not show the viewers “the whole 360” of “RHOA.” She claimed that the editors failed to show her “vulnerable side” and “big heart.” However, she believes fans think she is cool because of her bad girl image in the show. She recalled being invited to a lot of drinking sessions.
“So obviously, they [fans] think that I’m cool enough to have a drink with!” Leakes told BuzzFeed News.
Leakes was proud to say that although she could be so engrossed with arguments, she never engaged herself with physical fights. She said she was never interested with violence. She emphasized that “there is no check that’s big enough for that.” She believes physical fighting crosses the line and does not help someone’s image, especially career-wise.
Of course, as expected, Leakes lashed out at some reality TV stars. She thinks those women compete to know who wears “the longest weave,” which makes them look the same. She said that is reason why her hair is blonde and short to make herself stand out. She differentiates herself from them by emphasizing her independence.
“I feel like a lot of [women] come on these shows to look for the next hot guy, or the guy with money, like they don’t really have the brain to do other stuff,” Leakes criticized.
Lastly, Leakes talked about an offer for a spin-off show. She rejected it because she does not want the pressure. She said she does not want to leave “RHOA” yet because she wants it to be more successful. However, she admitted being ready for the worst case scenario.
Aside from reality TV, Leakes became a star in Las Vegas, Broadway, scripted TV series and HSN. She appeared in Cirque du Soleil’s “Zumanity,” played as the evil stepmother in a new theater version of “Cinderella.” She also became a guest for several times on FOX’s “Glee” and had a sold out sale of her own clothing line in just one day with HSN.
According to TheWrap, “RHOA” Season 7 is the most-watched premiere of all time in Bravo history. More than 3.8 million people watched the seventh installment’s premiere.
There you have it for the cast update on “RHOA” star NeNe Leakes. For more updates about this show, including spoilers and recaps, follow Movie News Guide (MNG).
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