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: I Felt Good About the Reunion

Claudia Jordan shares her thoughts on NeNe Leakes' breakdown and the reunion as a whole.

Bravotv.com: What was going through your mind when NeNe walked off?
Claudia Jordan: Well the reunion was quite an experience. When NeNe walked off, initially I wasn't sure what was going on to be honest. But I did notice she seemed to be trembling, so I knew she was definitely feeling something very real to her. I just didn't know what set her off at that point. So at first I was a little taken back. I had never seen her cry, but we are all human and everyone has their breaking point.

Bravotv.com: Do you think NeNe had a real breakthrough?
CJ: I honestly did think at that moment she really did. Her demeanor was different afterwards. And I even heard from her after the show. That to me was a good sign that perhaps we could all really move forward and start fresh. I know I'm always open to squash some beef, especially if it's nothing deep rooted and something surface. I don't see why not. But like I said on the show, we all have a story and things that we have had to deal with and overcome. I think we need to not think our problems are bigger than the next woman's and respect one another's struggles -- whether we think they are major or minor. One woman's problems are not more important than the rest. And I think if we can all learn to be sensitive to the next woman, then we are on our way. Hopefully that moment was the catalyst for change in NeNe and in others as well.

Bravotv.com: Do you feel like everyone ended the reunion in a better place?
CJ: I'd like to think so. I do think some will probably never be open for change and are just stuck in their own way, while others really took advantage of the opportunity to take something from it all. I'm not going to worry about those that do not wish to grow and move forward. I will just focus and give energy to likeminded individuals that want to get along, move forward, grow, learn, and progress. I know I felt good about the reunion. I know I didn't chime in a whole lot. And I think I had good reason. You don’t get to see everything, but I felt it was important to let the people who had real issues with each other hash it out with no outside opinions, just like I said in the Philippines. When people interject their opinions and thoughts when it’s not their issue, it just adds confusion to the situation. One of the cast members in particular is good for that. Always adding "well I think..." when it has absolutely nothing to do with her, and I feel those extra unnecessary comments can potentially add fuel to the fire and then there is no coming back. So if my silence was going to help the progress of the group moving forward, then I will take that "L."

Yes, it's "cute" to "read" and get in an epic one liner or rant, but sometimes you just need to shut the hell up and let folks deal with each other and let them do them. I have no problems with that. Plus my opinion on everyone’s situation doesn't need to always be heard -- I wish more of us felt the same way. I will say that this seemed to be a great starting point for folks to move forward and put their money where their mouths are when it comes to being a grown ass woman. I really hope everyone wants to. It'd be great to see how things could go if we spent less time fussing and more time co-existing peacefully. #ThatIsAll

 

As the season has come to an end for me, I just wanted to say wow! What a roller coaster ride it has been! I had no idea getting into this that any of it would happen. I thought I'd come on board, have a little fun, bring a little light-hearted fun, and make some new acquaintances. This show is huge and everywhere I go people come up to me and say such amazingly sweet things, and I am truly humbled when they tell me how they can relate to me and appreciate my realness. I was particularly touched when a teenage boy who was gay and biracial that had always felt like an outsider reached out to me talking about suicidal thoughts he had. We spoke and I was beyond moved when he told me that he could relate to some of the things I spoke about and that I somehow inspired and encouraged him to keep going. Those are the moments that make all the drama and fussing and fighting truly worth it. I want to continue to use this amazing platform for important issues. Again I thank Andy, Carlos, Joy, Lauren, Stephen, the entire cast and crew for this amazing opportunity. From the bottom of my heart, thank you.

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