NeNe Leakes Says Season 5 of ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta’ Will Be Her Last [AUDIO]

September 7, 2012 9:30 am
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Reality star and actress NeNe Leakes dropped by the “On-Air with Ryan Seacrest” studio to chat about her new TV show “The New Normal,” designing a shoe for shoedazzle, and her future on the “Real Housewives of Atlanta.”

Will NeNe Be Back On RHOA?
“Well…I am doing season 5,” NeNe told us. So, will this be her last season on RHOA? “Yeah.” Now that she is living in LA, would she like to be part of the “Real Housewives of Beverly Hills” cast? “I don’t know. I just got a house here. I really, really like it, but I am definitely an east coast girl.”

Could There Be A NeNe Spin Off?
“They’ve always offered me my own spin off. I just never took it. I don’t know if I want to continue to do reality, I’m not sure yet. I absolutely love scripted world.”

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On The New Normal:
“I play a character called Rocky, she’s one of the gays guys secretary. She’s outspoken, she uses her boss’s credit card without his knowledge, she’s funny, she’s lovable, and I think all the viewers are going to love me in the end. I’m having a great time. I’m so proud of the cast of ‘The New Normal,’ we have great people over there. We have Ellen Barkin, Justin Bartha, and Andrew Rannells. It’s going to be a really great show,” she says.

“The New Normal” debuts Monday September 10th at 10pm on NBC, then moves to it’s regular night Tuesday’s at 9:30pm on NBC.

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On The Transition From Reality Star To Acting:
“It wasn’t difficult. The transition was very easy for me. The characters are very outspoken, they’re fashion forward, and all those are me. I’ve always loved the acting world. So, it was very easy for me to transition.”

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On The Shoe She Designed For ShoeDazzle:
“I’m doing a charity shoe for shoedazzle, you can get the shoe September 10th on shoedazzle.com. The shoe is $39.99, all of the proceeds go to a charity called ‘Saving Our Daughters.’ It is a charity that focuses on domestic abuse. I was in an abusive relationship for years, so I love the charity, I love mentoring young girls.” The shoe NeNe designed is called “Nethia,” check it out below!


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