AceShowbiz - NeNe Leakes is calling for a cast shake-up. "The Real Housewives of Atlanta" star revealed in a recent interview that she thought her co-star Eva Marcille should be fired from the Bravo reality TV series.
"We have a great cast right now except for one person, I think," she told Entertainment Tonight. "I think only one person on this cast doesn't seem to have carried any weight this season. And I think that’s very obvious who that person is, and I don’t think they actually sit in the cast that well."
"I don't feel like Eva brings that much to the cast," NeNe reasoned. "I'm just being honest. It's really like, when you look at a show like, everybody -- like the whole cast -- is away, and you don't miss the person at all, it's sort of like, we didn't even know you were here, you know? And all season, doing a lot of scenes from FaceTime, that's been the last couple of seasons … So, If I had to change, I would change her."
NeNe, however, made it clear that she didn't have "any harsh feelings towards her." Instead, NeNe thought that it was the other way around. "[Eva] proved it all season long, with her sitting in the car with Cynthia [Bailey] riding, rolling her eyes, having all these things to say, as if I really did something to her," she explained. "Now maybe I stole her baby and I didn't know it, who knows? Who knows? Anything happens with me, you know, everything is so elevated."
When asked if she had a name she would like to replace Eva on the show, NeNe admitted she would like to have Kim Zolciak returning. However, she noted that Kim had no interest to return as she has her own series, "Don't Be Tardy...", on the network. "Yeah, that’s kinda the bad thing about it, but still, I would like to see her come on as, like, a friend of the show," NeNe said. "Play around for a couple of episodes, because I still think there's unfinished business there."
"I think it is unfair for the rest of the cast to face people who they have issues with and then she doesn’t get to face who she has an issue with. So, the one time she had a real issue with somebody, all of a sudden, they have to be off the show? So, I don't think that part is fair, and I think it's OK for me to speak my opinion about that, Kandi, and I will continue to do so," NeNe shared.