NeNe Leakes has her own spinoff show now after appearing for several seasons on the hugely successful “Real Housewives of Atlanta”, and she recently sat down for an interview with Entertainment Tonight to dish about “I Dream Of NeNe” and how it differs from her other reality show.
Leakes, who remarried her ex-husband Gregg Leakes in June, says that one of the biggest differences is that now that she’s the star–and executive producer–the load is much heavier to bear.
“I’m having to shoot three scenes a day, changing clothes three times in one day to do different scenes, so I’m just constantly working. You know, when it’s your show, you got to promote it, you have to push it, you have to make this thing work. Now, when I’m on RHOA, it’s six of us pushing and pulling, so the work isn’t as heavy a load, because they’ve got all the pushing and pulling. But this time, it’s all about me,” she said.
Leakes was offered a spinoff deal before her wedding, with Bravo asking to film the affair as part of the first season. She says one of the biggest worries during her big day was actually the women who were supposed to be helping her.
“The most difficult people were Marlo Hampton and Diana Gowins. When I say difficult, it was unbelievable that they could not step outside of themselves and say that this is a wedding for NeNe, our friend, and let’s just be here to support her. They argued most of the time, they were never really satisfied. They were very difficult in different ways. After working with Marlo on the show, I could see why she was not a housewife, because she’s super difficult. She’s super extra….They’re definitely bridesmaid-zillas. They forgot that the word bridesmaid ends in “maid.” Just wear what I ask you to wear, just do that.”
Tune in to Bravo on Tuesday nights at 9 to catch all the drama.