NeNe Leakes, the Real Housewives of Atlanta mainstay, said that she’s disturbed by some of the new members.
Speaking with ABC, Leakes said that “I don’t like when they come on and they’re doing so much. It’s like; it’s a lot when they come on. They’re trying so hard.”
“It really disturbs me because when we started with me and Kim way back, we were just being ourselves, and new girls come on and they do so much just to be on camera for a few minutes,” she added.
Leakes spoke with ABC to promote her performance in Broadway’s “Rodgers + Hammerstein’s Cinderella” as well as her clothing line.
Real Housewives of Atlanta is returning on Sunday with a couple new cast members.
“No I don’t [have any advice],” she added. “They don’t give you a handbook; you kind of have to learn as you go.”
Leakes along with Real Housewives of New York star Bethenny Frankel are the highest-paid members of the franchise, says a report from the New York Daily News.
“Bethenny is getting paid just as much as NeNe, which is $250,000 an episode,” a network insider told the paper. “NeNe is now pissed because she took time off from other projects to film the new season, and she was the highest paid of all the Housewives, until Bethenny was in negotiations to come back.”
Meanwhile, it has been reported that Porsha Williams was “demoted” from a full-time housewife to a “friend” on the Bravo TV show.
Williams, however, said that it’s not true she’ll be getting her own show. “I don’t know who leaked that, I really don’t. I didn’t leak it and I haven’t spoken to anybody from BRAVO who said they were gonna be releasing any information like that,” she said.
She added: “I cannot confirm that. I mean, I am working on a project, this is true. And it is for TV, and I am executive producing it.”