Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: Ryan Murphy Plants One on NeNe Leakes

Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes has plenty of reasons to kiss Glee creator Ryan Murphy, and she knows it!

Earlier this week, it was announced that Ryan cast NeNe in his new pilot, The New Normal, after she wowed him with her acting chops as coach Roz Washington on Glee. In the new show, NeNe will be playing a character named Rocky.

While NeNe is no stranger to hard work, she’s also aware that she owes a lot of her recent success to Ryan. On March 29, NeNe tweeted, “THE MAN that is changing my life 1 script @ a time Ryan Murphy,” and included the picture above.

Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: NeNe Leakes Loves Ryan Murphy

However, our girl NeNe has big time aspirations and high hopes for her career as a television star. She later tweeted, “I gotta get that Emmy baby & this man is helping me make sure that happens,” and included another picture with her new BFF, Mr. Murphy.

Credit: Photo via Twitter Photo: NeNe Leakes Snaps a Pic of Her Trailer

Sounds like NeNe has her sights set on bigger things than Real Housewives. Get it, girl!