Kathie Lee & Hoda: NeNe Leakes Interview
NeNe Leakes is the no-nonsense, breakout star of The Real Housewives of Atlanta, but this vixen can act as well. This fall she appears on the new hit show for NBC called The New Normal. Kathie Lee and Hoda were joined by NeNe as she talked about the new show and about being a housewife.
NeNe Leakes: The New Normal Review
Ryan Murphy called her and he saw her on Celebrity Apprentice and Real Housewives of Atlanta and asked her if she could fly out to L.A. and meet with him. She did and he asked her to play Coach Roz on Glee and after that to play Rocky on The New Normal. She said she didn’t have to audition, but he has an eye for talent with hit shows like American Horror Story, Glee and now The New Normal.
She was supposed to start out as a recurring role on both Glee and The New Normal. For Glee, she said they kept bringing her back and back. Then on The New Normal, they shot the pilot and said she needed to be a regular.
NeNe Leakes: Shooting Both Shows At Once
She has been shooting both at the same time. Some of the characters fly out to L.A. to shoot and when they are not shooting The New Normal, she flies back to Atlanta to shoot for Housewives.
NeNe Leakes: Housewives Happy For Her?
She said it is hard to be happy for someone and their successes, but she said she has to give it up to the other housewives and they have said they are proud of her. Whether they mean it or not, they said it. She said she feels very blessed to step out into the acting world and that Ryan Murphy believed in her.