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Here's the Biggest Diva Moment NeNe Leakes Had While Starring on Broadway

There was one thing the #RHOA alum wouldn't do backstage, according to her Cinderella co-star Keke Palmer.

By Laura Rosenfeld
KeKe on NeNe Leakes

Remember when NeNe Leakes brought her bloop to Broadway? The Real Housewives of Atlanta alum made her debut on the Great White Way playing the Madame, who is more commonly referred to as the wicked stepmother, in Rodgers + Hammerstein's Cinderella from November 2014 until the show closed in January 2015. 

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In the show, NeNe terrorized the titular character played by Keke Palmer, but was she as really as much of a nightmare to work with? Keke answered Andy Cohen's burning questions about starring opposite NeNe on the Great White Way when she appeared on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, and overall, the Scream Queens star didn't have much to complain about. Keke said that NeNe's dressing room wasn't messy at all, she got to meet Phaedra Parks when she came to see the show, and NeNe actually took direction well. "She did. She really was excited," Keke gushed.

However, NeNe did have some diva moments backstage. Keke said that NeNe had to "make sure that makeup was done, because on Broadway you're supposed to do your own makeup, but NeNe was like, 'Honey, who?'"

So does that mean NeNe was more like her wicked stepmother character offstage? Well, Keke said she was a "Cinderella in my heart," so make of that what you will.

Of course, Cinderella wouldn't be NeNe's final Broadway show. She went on to star as Matron "Mama" Morton in Chicago in November 2015. Watch NeNe dish on her return to the stage, below.

NeNe Puts a Housewives Spin on Chicago
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