Cast Blog: #RHOA

Cynthia's a "Glam-Aunt"

Cynthia congratulates Bryson, NeNe, and Phaedra.

Merry Christmas! Happy New Year!

Let's get to it, but first let me play catch-up! It's been a while since my last blog.

Bye Bye Anguilla!

I love Anguilla and already miss the island! Peter and I got a chance to relax and spend some quality time together. I think all the couples (well, almost all) had a nice time as well and really appreciated us setting up the trip. Although we had our fair share of drama, I do feel like some of us got a chance to bond with each other. I personally always enjoy a good girls’ trip, but I have to say that I was excited that our men came along as well. We are all very busy running our empires (however big or small LOL!), and a little "fun in the sun getaway" is great for any relationship. It was awesome to see everyone so relaxed and happy. Thanks again you guys for making this such a memorable trip!

NeNe and Kandi - The Talk!

Let me be the first to say how happy I was for NeNe and Kandi to sit down like grown women and discuss their issues with each other. I have spent time with both of these ladies, and I really never understood exactly why they had an issue with each other. I wasn't trying to be messy by telling NeNe how Kandi felt. I wanted her to know, because I hoped it would actually prompt NeNe to sit down with Kandi and talk it out. That's exactly what happened! I was clear with NeNe that Kandi did not say any of this in a mean spirited way, but these were Kandi's feelings. I thought their conversation was fun, to the point, and productive. I was excited to see them squash it and move on!Kenya - The Book You Have No Idea!

Although I didn't invite Kenya to Anguilla (she invited herself and Kandi co-signed for her), I made every effort to be cordial to her. I even gave her a pass when I found out that she "backed that thang up" all over Peter’s genitalia! LOL!  I was also genuinely excited to see that Peter invited Kenya and all of the couples to the vow renewal. I honestly felt like Kenya was happy for me, and she also seemed touched by the ceremony. Rewind. Clearly we got off on the wrong foot at the JET casting, and I honestly thought that I had seen the last of her until Kandi invited her to our brunch. Once it became clear to me that she had befriended some of the other ladies, I knew that we would occasionally bump into each other. Just because Kenya and I didn't hit it off in the beginning didn't mean that I was closed to some kind of reconciliation down the road when the time was right.

When Kenya gave me the book by Vanessa Williams at the beach, I was a little surprised! I was still on cloud nine after the vow renewal and honestly thought that we were in a good place at this point. BFFs no, cool yes! As soon as Kenya gave me my book/gift, I knew immediately that it was not with kind intentions. It was basically an attempt to "read" me and embarrass me in front of everyone, because of the Miss America comment I made at the Let Your Success Flow party. Here's the good news: I love books and always consider them to be great gifts. I live for a good read! However, since I had already chatted with Vanessa Williams personally about my upcoming pageant, the book did not prove to be very useful. I guess even in this situation, it's the thought that counts! Now the bad news: no one at the table really cared or entertained Kenya's "mean girl moment," and once again she failed get the attention she seems to so desperately want.

BTW "Beyonce," had I known that you were going to gift me a book on the trip, I would have returned the favor. Have you ever read He's Just Not That into You?NeNe Does Hollywood!

NeNe and I are friends. We love and support each other in all our endeavors as friends. I threw her a girls’ goodbye brunch because I am so proud of her. The ladies had a great time together, and everyone seemed genuinely happy for NeNe. I believe that my friend will do extremely well in Hollywood, because she is a smart, talented, and hardworking. NeNe sets goals for herself and works her butt off to accomplish them. I respect and admire that. NeNe has been there for me through thick and thin. I will always be there for my girl.

Tune in next week to RHOA at 8 PM on Bravo. I appreciate and love you guys!



Cynthia Bailey

Congratulations to Bryson! Bri’Asia is beautiful! I'm a Glam-Aunt!

Congratulations to NeNe and Gregg! Happy engagement (again)! LOL!

Congratulations to Phaedra and Apollo! Babies are always a blessing!

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Cynthia: I Had a Blast with 'Life Twirls On'

Cynthia Bailey discusses the challenges she faced filming Kenya Moore's pilot.

I have had several small acting roles over the course of my career; however my focus back then had always been modeling. More recently, over the past couple of years I have been cast for different roles, and I have fallen head over heels in love with acting. So when Kenya told me about her pilot and that she was interested in Noelle's dad, Leon, for one of the roles, I immediately let her know that I wanted to audition for it. Up until that point, Kenya knew nothing of my acting ambitions, and seemed a bit reluctant to let me try out. I knew that if she gave me the opportunity to audition, I would only have one chance to impress her. I showed up at the audition on time, in character, totally prepared, dressed to impress, and showed out! I landed the role!

I had a blast watching myself on screen as CeCe in Kenya's pilot Life Twirls On! It was so much fun to play such a colorful character with a funny, quirky, eccentric, outspoken, over-the-top personality. I have to admit that the Jamaican accent was a bit of a challenge, but thanks to Peter's help, I was up for it. Although I am a newbie to acting, I still expected Kenya to challenge me and take me outside of my box. I jumped out with both feet and went for it! One of the things that Kenya and I share in common is that we are both perfectionists. I knew that if I didn't take my audition seriously, she would not have cast me for the role. I also knew that if I got the role and did not deliver, she would have fired me (friends or no friends). Failure was not an option! I was grateful for the opportunity and did not want to disappoint Kenya, and more importantly, myself.

I thought Life Twirls On was hilarious, and Kenya did a great job writing, acting, casting, directing, and producing it. I know how hard she worked on the pilot, and I was proud to be a part of it.

 
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