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LisaRaye on why she turned down ‘Real Housewives’: ‘I have a legitimate career’

Despite numerous invitations, actress LisaRaye McCoy says she has no intention of joining any of Bravo’s Real Housewives franchises and recently revealed exactly why that is.

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“I politely gave them the ‘No thank you,’” the Black Hollywood veteran explained during an interview with The YBF Podcast. “I actually have a legitimate career.”

“I’m really not a fan of reality TV right now,” she continued. “It’s so much buffoonery and so much negativity that I’m shocked at the sh*t that they show.”

She also acknowledges given her fiery temper and tell-it-like-it-is personality, the probability of her getting into an altercation is high and she’s not interested in the backlash.

“I’m just like – that’s how you would treat your friend? I can’t be in a scene like that because then it would turn real for me and then it would be no more scenes because I would tear that mutha up and I’d be sued,” McCoy said. “I’m too old for certain sh*t and I refuse to showcase that kind of stuff on TV being a grown, respectable woman.”

While reality TV isn’t likely to be in her entertainment future, the 52-year-old says that for the right amount of money she wouldn’t be averse to a reboot of her old sitcom “All of Us.” That’s surprising as she alleges that her former friend and co-star Duane Martin was partially to blame for the end of her marriage to former Turks and Caicos prime minister Michael Misick.

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“My mama used to always say ‘never say never’ because that money might be real right for me to take that on, to suppress what I really feel, which by the way I think the world knows how I feel now,” she said. “If that was to even happen, he would have to come to me and say, ‘Sis, I was supposed to do this a long time ago. Let’s have a conversation. Let’s sit down.”

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