NeNe Leakes Gets Candid on ‘The View’ Feud and ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta' Return
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Earlier this week, NeNe Leakes chatted with “Extra's” AJ Calloway at our H&M Studios in Times Square, where she revealed how she really feels about the ladies of “The View” after her recent appearance on the show.
NeNe called out the hosts of “The View” on social media for their behavior. She explained, “I was invited to 'The View' and I just feel like, don't invite me to your house and not have any manners to give. If you're gonna be an interviewer, you have to be professional… To give me all the eye rolls, look me up and down, make me feel like I don't belong — you invited me over here, so be nice to me. A couple of the girls were really mean… They're tired-looking, they're mean, and they were not welcoming.”
The 47-year-old, who left her gig on “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” this season, is making a cameo appearance in an upcoming episode of the show, but that doesn't mean everything is great between the ladies. “I haven't been playing with those girls. The producers called me and asked me to make an appearance and play with them for a minute, so I paid the girls a visit.”
Leakes played coy on what went down on the episode, saying, “It was okay… you have to tune in to see who was kind of cold and who was warm. Sure, there were a few that threw me a little bit of shade because, you know, I stepped back in the circle, so they had to go plan B. Ttey thought they had it all figured out, and when I stepped back in they're, like, 'Oh, our plan didn't work.'"
NeNe also shared her opinion on new Housewife Kim Fields of “The Facts of Life” and “Living Single” fame. “The only person new in the cast is Kim Fields — she's an official housewife. I met her. I thought she was very nice. We both share that we love the craft of acting, so that was great. However, I think she is an odd fit for the cast.”
Leakes is taking her love for acting back to the Broadway stage in “Chicago,” which is playing at the Ambassador Theatre. “Second time on Broadway and I'm playing Matron 'Mama' Morton. I am doing the part Queen Latifah did in the movie… she made that role famous.”
She continued, “I love Broadway. Acting is my first love. I really love acting… As actors, we know Broadway is one of the toughest places to be — it's eight show a week, you get one day off, [and] when you step on that stage, you have to be on.”