Since departing The Real Housewives of New Jersey in Season 2, we’ve only seen Dina Manzo designing fabulous party spaces on HGTV’s aptly-named Dina’s Party, but that’s all about to change.

The former H’wife is taking on a huge new role, starring on a super-meta soap opera dramedy called Tainted Dreams, Celebuzz reports.

Let us explain. This new series “portrays the behind-the-scenes on daily soap operas,” meaning that the actual show will be like a mix of Real Housewives and One Life to Live. In fact, the show’s director, Sonia Blangiardo — who worked on General Hospital, As the World Turns, All My Children, and the aforementioned OLTL — created this role specifically for Dina!

Her character, Allessandra DiGiacomo, is described as a “a “smart and successful New York City corporate CEO whose younger gay brother [played by My Big Gay Italian Wedding's Anthony Wilkinson] will face unexpected circumstances due to his sexuality.”

Ooh! Sounds almost as drama-filled as her time on RHoNJ — and Dina couldn’t be more excited.

“Coming from a large Italian family, I was immediately drawn to the character of Alessandra’s family dynamic,” she said. “As a long-time fan of One Life to Live, I am excited to be part of a project centered around the rich, proud heritage of NYC-based daytime drama.”

And Dina isn’t the only one excited about her new role — her pal Teresa Giudice is already sending out lots of congratulations to the new actress. As soon as the news broke a few months back, Tre tweeted, “Congrats to my beautiful friend @dinamanzo on her new role! Can't wait to watch!”

We couldn’t agree more! Will you be tune in to her acting debut? Sound off below!

Source: Celebuzz