NeNe Leakes is a busy woman! The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star currently plays sassy producer Rocky on The New Normal, which just finished its last day of filming for Season 1. Then, almost immediately, NeNe headed over to the Glee set, where she’ll be returning to her role as swim coach Roz Washington.
Wetpaint Entertainment spoke exclusively with NeNe at The New Normal’s PaleyFest event on March 6, and though NeNe didn’t yet know what is in store for Coach Roz, she still had plenty to talk about. NeNe told us about her thoughts on the Glee/New Normal connection, and even gave some hints as to what we can expect from TNN’s Rocky now that she’s a new mom.
Since Rocky is a producer of a very familiar-looking Glee spoof called Sing, we asked NeNe if the Glee stars had ever commented to her about the show.
“I talk to all of those girls. The only thing I hear is come back to Glee!” she said. “They don’t tell me anything about Sing but I am the producer of Sing and it’s fantastic. Rocky has grown so much, not only is she a producer but she’s now a mom. So my character has definitely expanded a lot.”
However, there’s one area of her character’s life that NeNe hopes to see explored a bit more. “I will definitely be a mom and I will be a single mom but I’m looking for a man. I’m looking for a man!!”
Don’t expect any hot new love interests this season, though. “Right now they’re not hooking me up! I’m kind of talking to them about a lot of my past relationships but I definitely think next season we will see Rocky with a man.”