Cast Blog: #RHOA

Acting By Sheree

Sheree gives us the 411 on She by Sheree, explains how she got into acting, and addresses the Dwight situation.

First, let me start by saying how good it feels to be back. Its been a long time coming! I want to thank those of you who have continued to follow me and my progress and check up on me. I really appreciate it. 

Ok, lets start with She by Sheree! Fashion is my baby, my passion and where my heart truly lies! After my Atlanta fashion show, I had the opportunity to show my collection during New York Fashion Week. Oh-Em-Gee, a designer's dream! To also be given so much positive press and comments and to be included in the NY Daily News as one of the 5 designers to watch was truly an amazing experience. One that I will not be giving up on. Getting a collection ready for stores is a very difficult and time consuming task. Its not an over night process like most seem to think! You design it, get the samples, and BAM your in the store...NOT! Doesn't work that way. Since showing in NY, I've had so many people ask where they can get the line, will it be affordable, etc. Well of course the fabrics that I picked were so expensive Very fashionable pieces but make them affordable," which means for me starting over and making some adjustments. Which in my heart is the best thing for the line. But trust, this is not the end for She by Sheree. 

Last December, I received a call from someone asking if I would like to audition to be cast in a play. They wanted me to read for the lead role. I'm thinking, "Me? Are you serious? You have got to be joking." Obviously from watching this show people really don't know the true me! They have a huge misperception of me! I am and have always been shy, extremely quiet, and very reserved. You want me to get up in front of hundreds or thousands (depending on the venue) and perform...REALLY! After thinking about it for a while, I made up my mind that this is something I will try, because for ALL of my life I "thought" I was never able to do things like this given my fear of being on stage in front of others or doing anything in front of a crowd be it big or small. Because of this, acting has never been a passion of mine. Although, I have always been called dramatic. I think its my facial expressions and the fact that I can't seem to hide what I feel. Well, I decided that I was no longer going to limit the things I will try.  If it works, it works, if it doesn't...at least I tried. I decided to take a smaller role. So, I immediately started taking private acting lessons with Kristen Shaw and acting classes over at BluePrint 4 Hollywood. The session you saw was my very first acting class at home. It was fun, Kristen whispered to Paul to act out him wanting a baby and to me that I want a divorce. It was fun! Since then, I have been involved in a few more plays, and I must admit, I have been bitten by the bug. I can't tell you how overwhelmingly great it feels to be on that stage, not as Sheree (Sheree could never do that), but in character. Its so weird, but that's how it is. It's 2010, and I have finally overcome another fear that has plagued me all of my life. I'm living life, I'm happy, I'm trying new things, and I'm not stopping!  

Now about the Dwight situation, as far as I know, he never put one penny into my show. He wasn't asked to nor was he was he expected to spend a penny on my show. I only heard that he was saying that he put 30k into my fashion show from "others." He NEVER said that to me EVER! I'm still not sure what he could have possibly used the 30k for COMING IN ONLY 5 DAYS BEFORE THE ACTUAL SHOW! I have receipts for everything that was paid for...by ME! I guess he wants people to believe that he did more then he actually did or has more than he has! I'm told Nene, "He sure has a lot of money to be giving out, lol!" He also mentioned that he had a designer sew some pieces, and yes, he did. We added a few more pieces for the show, but I paid the seamstress myself! I wish I would have paid them after I saw those few pieces, because trust me, they were only to be viewed from afar! The craftsmanship was horrible!  

I chose not to confront Dwight at the shoe viewing (with the dated shoes) because 1) Everything that I have heard had been here say at this point and 2) I don't need a crowd to have a discussion with him. Wrong place and wrong time!  

It was really shocking to hear Phaedra having a discussion with Dwight about my finances! I asked her about this when I heard she said these things, and she denied ever saying anything, period. My real friends and family don't know my financial status...how the heck could she when at the time we didn't know one another? That was hilarious to me! Since the show aired, she has called to apologize. It's cool, I don't sweat the small stuff. Any who, please continue to tell people that I'm broke so they can STOP asking to borrow money! PLEASE!

Kandi and that "One, two, and then what?" was too funny to me! 

I've known Nene and Gregg for a long time now, its hard to see them going through this. Marriage is tough. It has its ups and downs. Hopefully their ups are around the corner. I like them both.  

Stay tuned for an awesome season!

Until next week!

xoxo,

Sheree

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Claudia: Porsha's Been Stank All Season

Claudia Jordan fires back at Porsha Williams for coming for her at the reunion.

Bravotv.com: Were you nervous going into your first reunion?
Claudia Jordan: Not at all! I was so looking forward to it. I thought there would be more drama and it would be more difficult for me, but it was a piece of cake. I thought everyone for the most part looked great in their all white outfits, and the set was amazing!

Bravotv.com: Were you surprised Porsha came for you?
CJ: Absolutely not. She's been quite stank all season. The last time I was surprised at her actions was when we met for lunch way back in the very beginning of the season, because up until a week prior, I thought we were cool enough. Not friends, BFFs, or besties, but cordial acquaintances. But when she kept doing little catty things, I saw what it was. Looking back I understand. I was the new girl, and when a new girl comes on the scene, not all the women will embrace new energy and new personalities; some will automatically feel threatened. I for one love meeting new women and making friends. I think there is nothing more powerful than a group of talented, beautiful, and intelligent women. Check out my Instagram and see the crew I roll with on the daily. It's clear that I live by that. I've never been intimidated or jealous of any other women. I embrace my lovely friends, because I respect them and how they handle their business. I love meeting new people and look forward to learning new things from new acquaintances I make. So to be so closed minded about another person right out of the gate and create a "reason" for it after the fact is just dumb. But at this point, dumbness does not shock me nor does ignorance.

I do want to address one of the lies Ms. Williams told about me at the reunion. I never asked around town for the tea. Porsha started making it clear to the world she had an issue with me, even though I had no idea why. I then heard some completely unsolicited gossip from my friends, but I kept it under my hat -- I mean it was juicy, but it was really none of my concern outside of gossip, and I certainly was not seeking it out. And it would have remained there forever had she had not become so nasty to me. At the end of the day, I don't care what and whom that girl allows to enter her bat cave. But just keep it polite and cute towards me. Don't get caught out there loudly running your mouth about me in hallways. Don't be shady at work. Don't make statements to NeNe slandering me and Kenya, talking about our legs being up in the air and criticizing us for not being married, then complain that folks are slandering you. It's quite simple. And if you know in your real life how you get down, it might be in your best interest not to poke fun, egg on, and laugh at another woman being wrongly accused of doing what you do, because you might mess around and taunt someone that will get with you and spill your room-temperature tea. #DropsMic


Bravotv.com: Are you going to continue to pursue stand-up?
CJ: Yes, I am. I actually did a show that Bravo recorded. They showed a brief snippet of it on the reunion, but I really wish they would show it all, because it was funny! I had a great reception from the audience, and a lot of the girls came to my show -- Cynthia, Kenya, Demetria, and my best friend, Auta. Also most of the morning show came and supported me, and they all gave me props! It felt amazing. It was very empowering and exhilarating to be on that stage and see all those people in the audience cracking up and getting my sense of humor. I've already got some calls and requests for bookings just from people hearing that I want do stand up. I will keep you guys posted when I do some more shows!

Please follow me on Instagram and Twitter @ClaudiaJordan for all the updates on my career. I have been getting lots of bookings, hosting concerts for Ginuwine and Tank. Please check my Instagram for upcoming tour dates. Also I have two films coming out this year called The Hills and Love is Not Enough. I am in talks right now for a third movie to start filming in the fall. This past weekend I got the chance to catch up with a dear friend of mine that got me started in radio-Mr Jamie Foxx. His album drops on May 18th and we were there to support him at his album listening party. Just wanted to share some photos from all the fun times I've been having lately! Life is good and I am happy and feeling loved!

xoxo, CJ

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