Talk about type casting! Real Housewives of Atlanta diva NeNe Leakes has been cast as the wicked stepmother in the Broadway play Cinderella. No doubt it's a role her frenemies on the show think she was meant to play.
NeNe will take on Madame, the cruel-as-can-be stepmom in the Rodgers and Hammerstein classic. She will be joined by young actress Keke Palmer, who is the first African-American to play the role on the Great White Way.
This is definitely a step in the right direction for NeNe. It was unclear how the reality star would keep her acting career afloat after her series The New Normal was canceled and Glee is also headed toward an end.
Plus, this role seems tailor-made for the star, who has caused her fair share of trouble among the housewives in Atlanta. She has more attitude than anyone in that cast. In fact, she may not have invented the concept of throwing shade, but she's certainly perfected it.
Taking the role over from former The View co-host Sherri Shepherd, her Broadway run will go from November 25 to January 3. After that, who knows what's next for the star. Hopefully we will still get our dose of the notorious diva on the next season of RHOA.
How do you think NeNe will do as the Evil Stepmother?
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