‘It’s Always A Little Bit Of Conflict:’ Elise Neal Dishes On What Fans Can Expect From ‘Hollywood Divas’
Last month, we told you about a new show coming to TV One titled, “Hollywood Divas.” In case you missed it, the reality series, which is being produced by Kandi Burruss’ new husband, Todd Tucker, will document the lives of a few well-known Hollywood actresses including Elise Neal, Golden Brooks, Countess Vaughn, Lisa Wu and Paula Jai Parker. Elise recently opened up about the new series and she seems pretty excited.
“This show is all about actresses coming together, which I’m always supportive of,” she recently told Sister 2 Sister. “It’s such a great cast why not take advantage of the fact that we can do our own projects now, capitalize on this great cast and make something happen for us that if we left to the powers that be, might not happen?”
“We’re producing, writing, directing our own project and putting it out to the masses,” she boasted. “It’s going to be amazing.”
Of course, when you cast five ladies in a reality show, drama is nearly inevitable, but Elise says she tries her best to steer clear of conflict.
“Overall I try to keep it pretty even until something in my lane happens,” she explained. “It’s always a little bit of conflict when it’s five women. I say this all the time on the show: I work with women. I do a show with Elise and Assorted Flavors, which is women, so I know that when you bring women together in a group it’s just because. Everybody’s gonna have a day. I try to roll with that and deal with it, but there’s personality differences and things like that.”
Considering that Hollywood is such a small town, chances are, the Hollywood divas have crossed each other’s paths at some point or another over the years. But, when it comes to actual relationships, Elise says the only cast mate she knows really well is Paula Jai Parker.
“It’s a little bit of history with Paula Jai Parker,” the actress and dancer revealed. “The other ones I don’t really know as well. Paula and I have known each other since pre-Hustle & Flow, 15 years we’ve known each other.”
Are you looking forward to this new series?