Watch out, Hollywood: NeNe Leakes is coming your way!
Leakes, one of the five woman featured on Bravo's The Real Housewives of Atlanta, tells me she wants to be in show business.
"I would love to just act. I would love to have my own show," she says. "Yes, honey, The NeNe Show. I want to be like a black Lucille Ball."
Leakes is serious. She's even looking for an agent.
"Honey, I'm coming out for pilot season," she says. "They're not going to hold me back. I'm not waiting a minute!"
For now, Leakes is staying put in Atlanta with her businessman husband, Gregg, and their two sons.
The not-very-soft-spoken Leakes says Gregg has had no problems with cameras following her and her friends 24/7. "My husband is my cheerleader," she says. "He really is. I'm his trophy wife, honey. He lets me do whatever I want to do."
It's that sassy self-assurance that fueled one of the shows first dramaramas when Leakes' name wasn't on the list for fellow Housewife Sheree Whitfield's birthday party. Leakes stormed off after security wouldn't let her in. I won't tell you what happens, but Leakes now hisses, "I just know that she better not ever leave my damn name off of her list again. She better make sure no matter what party she has, that my name needs to be at the top of the list, because I will cause some drama at yo party."
And there's more brewing for Leakes. Bravo is promoting the heck out of a letter she received from a family member questioning if her father really is her father. "You have to tune in to see what happens," Leakes says with a laugh. "But it really could help somebody. I'm sure there are lots of women and men in the world that are in my situation."