Cast Blog: #RHOA

Season 5's Soap Opera Drama

Porsha shares what you can expect from this season.

Yay, the first episode was great start to a season full of more drama than ten seasons of the soap opera As the World Turns! Trust me, we all have in some way or another unknowingly taken part in it, as if it was a book on the best-seller list.

OK so let’s get right into it. First I want to say I’m glad that the season I joined the cast NeNe seems to be back to the funny, crazy, dramatic NeNe we love. She is shown in the first episode in LA having lunch with a MAJOR director and talking about doing her own sitcom. (Get it, rich bitch!) Love it. I’m delighted to see her thinking about working it out with Gregg (her ex hubby). Fame and fortune is desirable, however family and a man who is there for you through thick and thin is priceless. Plus men are always better on the second go around (wink). Take him back, NeNe, y'all are really good for each other.



Next Kandi and her new man hit the big screen, and I must say, I really like these two together. They are really in person just like you see them -- two cuddle bears. (Gag, LOL!) Just kidding. You guys will see such a huge difference in couples this season. It’s obvious whose relationship is genuine and whose is fake and probably couldn't get a real man if they made him up like the teens in Weird Science. (Cracks self up.) PS: Even though Kandi's dude is young, he resembles my late dad, so on that alone he gets an A+ from me, LOL. 

Oh how can I forget Kim visiting Kandi’s house. Can we say a bit rude? I know they seem to be friends, and sometimes you are so comfortable with friends that you can say certain things. But I feel for Kandi, because she looked uncomfortable. Trust me, even if her house had been done, you still feel self-conscious about these things, that’s just being a women. Let me state for the record, yes, that area of town does have a lot of blacks, however they are affluent people. And trust me, any part of town anywhere can become jacked, so to insinuate it was the ghetto wasn't a well thought out comment. I live in a nice area myself, but trust me, my doors and gates stay locked. Bloop bloop and alarm on. With drugs like Molly and bath salts, I'm not taking any chances, LOL.

Now Pheadra and this pet hospital visit… child, if you are going to go to a place where people care about pets, you have to come a little more plainly dressed. You know a flashy, beautiful woman coming in talking about burying their precious dog is not going to go over well if they think you are doing it for money. Hmm that reminds me, are the dogs and humans prepped for burial in the same funeral home? I personally can't wait to see Pheadra show me some of these exercise video moves from her donkey booty video. If you ask me, you can never have too good of an apple bottom. We have to always work it out. Good luck on both of those and can't wait to see the first pooch funeral.

And as for Kenya, one word: SHAME. Have several seats. Thank you.
Last but not least, Cynthia Bailey. First I want to say I feel like she is very blessed to have the father of her daughter in her life, and now that I see the relationship he has with Peter, even better. One thing I can say about a blended family is that they work the best when all agree on how they’re going to co-parent. Sometimes everyone agrees and sometimes not, but at the end of the day, as long as the child’s best interest is in the forefront, the situation will be blessed.  Now as for him staying at their house, that’s another story… More power to you though, girl, LOL! We all saw the crazy scene with Cynthia and Jet magazine having to deal with a self-absorbed judge. What I have to say about that is at first I was upset that Cynthia didn't just give her an old-fashioned read and then see the troublemaker to the door, but then I realized that she had Jet mag sitting there and was simply trying not to make things worse.  Well child, next time this is what you: do just like mamma used to do to you in church and pinch that heffa or ask her outside and to kindly leave your place of business. You'll talk to her later and come back in casting and act like nothing happen.

Anyway I need to go pick my son up from school, and I’m tired of typing with stiletto nails. I’ll chat and have some good old tea with you guys next week.

Kisses,
Porsha

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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