Nene Leakes guest hosts on the newest episode of “The Real” where she talks about life after “RHOA”. Also, Tika Sumpter stops by to dish on how Oprah convinced her to star on “The Have & The Have Nots” inside….
On today’s episode of “The Real”, “Real Housewives of Atlanta” star NeNe Leakes join the ladies at the round table to guest co-host.
On the show, NeNe spoke about what she has in store once the lights go out on the reality tv show that has catapulted her into the limelight. Since starring on the show, NeNe has dibbled and dabbled in many other projects including her guest starring role on “Glee”, her HSN clothing line and a once-in-a-lifetime Broadway role where she played the evil stepmother in Rodgers & Hammerstein’s Cinderella.
Below are the highlights:
Loni Love: What is your overall goal in all of this?
NeNe Leakes: In what I do?
Loni Love: Uh huh.
NeNe Leakes: Well, you know I love being a business woman. I love being an entrepreneur. I love being a clothing designer. Those are things I really enjoy doing. And I have to say being on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” opened up many doors and opportunities for me. I love acting! So I was able to do that and I want continue to be able to do those things. I LOVE LOVE LOVE doing that! I don’t always want to be on a reality show, although I loved it. I love producing, I want to continue to be able to do those kind of things. I want to continue to do that kind of stuff. I don’t want to sit in work everyday and argue and fuss and fight with girls. Honestly, I don’t!
Adrienne Bailon: Well you were great on broadway! We went to go see you and you were phenomenal.
NeNe Leakes: I loved it! I loved it! It was amazing, honestly!
Also on the show….
“The Haves & The Have Nots” starlet Tika Sumpter dropped in (rocking a Tom Ford tank, Intermix skirt and Christian Louboutin pumps) to chop it up about the life changing moment after a call from one of the biggest media moguls of our time. And chick looks FAB.
She revealed Tyler Perry offered her the role as Candace on the drama series, but she was little hestitant to accept the role. While chatting with Tyler, he said he had someone who wanted to speak with her and who hops on the line? Oprah Winfrey!
Below are the highlights:
Tamera Mowry: Fans everywhere, they love the twisted character, Candace, that you play on “The Haves and the Have Nots.” But I actually read that Oprah had to convince you to take the role. Why is that?
Tika Sumpter: Tyler Perry called me and he’s like you know, “I want you to do this.” And I said, “Well, let me think about it because I always play usually the girlfriend or the wife.” “He’s like Tika, hold on one second, someone wants to speak to you,” she’s like “Tiiiiiiikaaaaaa!” You know and I’m like “Uh. What?!” You know and she just talked me through it. And she basically said, “I can’t see anybody else doing it.” She believed in me!
Adrienne Bailon: That’s awesome.
Tika Sumpter: You know what, if Oprah Winfrey believes in me, gosh darn it!
Tamera Mowry: If Oprah says it, you must do it!
Peep her sitdown below:
Tika also clears up the rumor that she’s married to “The Game” star Hosea Chanchez. She says she’s NOT married and when she is, the world will know about it. Hmph.
See the clip below:
Check your local listings to catch today’s episode.
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