La La: Reality Star Power
You have a crazy successful best friend circle. Are there any best friend moments on the show that you’re anxious for people to see?
Kelly [Rowland] is a big, big part of the show. She’s on more than any of the other people and you get to see Kelly’s personality. She’s skyrocketing now with “Motivation” and everything she has going on, but on the show, you get to see her being silly, us just being best friends and the conversations we have. Just fun times! It’s really a good inside peek to her and how she is. Serena’s the silliest out of all of us, and people wouldn’t even know that about her, so you get to witness that as well.
My cousin Dice is a big part of my reality show and what’s important to me about Dice besides, obviously, that being my cousin and one of my best friends, is Dice is dealing with sexuality issues and different things like that. I think it’s important to see things like that on television because you have a lot of people struggling with who they are and trying to find themselves and worrying about if people aren’t going to accept them. It’s good that we touch on these issues on the show. I think that can help a lot of people.
Awesome. Particularly, with this reality show and Full Court Wedding, more light has been shed on your acting and upcoming projects. Tell me, how did you land on Broadway for Love, Loss & What I Wore?
I got it because I auditioned, you know. I work really, really hard. Monologues are not easy and people might not really get that to learn a bunch of monologues and go onstage for the first time… I’ve never performed on a stage before and have to perform this for the director of casting and everyone then get a call that I landed it, I was really proud of myself because that was not an easy one to get. I think stepping into the space I’m going now which is the acting space really shows people that I’m serious about the craft, and I’m serious about what I’m doing. Everybody can’t do a Broadway kind of play and Love Loss & What I Wore, the people from the past have been huge names, so just to be considered to be apart of that is a big thing.
Exactly. Were you nervous about that at all going into the audition?
I was nervous, but I was driven. I’m always trying to prove people wrong. You have so many people who say, ‘You can’t do this and you can’t do that,’ so that’s what motivates me to keep pushing on. So I turned the nerves into the adrenaline I needed to put on a good performance.