“Everybody wasn’t expecting me to come back [to the fifth season],” she tells Vibe. “It was really a hard decision for me to even think of coming back because I was so tired of the whole reality thing. And not just being tired of it — I had other things in the works.”
Leakes mentioned that fans thought she was a bit more tame in the fourth season and owes it all to personal growth. “You gotta have drama and entertainment, but some of the stuff has driven me insane. I do really think that it’s personal growth. It’s almost like being in a relationship and you’re like, I’ve taken all I can take and I can’t take no more. I sort of felt the same way with the show — I’ve taken everything I can take, I’m just tired.”
The Glee star says she’s not sure how interesting she’ll be in the upcoming season that began shooting three weeks ago. But, she’s reached her limit with the foolishness. “We’re all sitting there and it’s all this silly, petty, who said what and I’m just sitting there and people are expecting me to really say something and I’m just thinking, what do you say. I think you almost look better when you sit there and look at ’em like they’re crazy.”
In the mean time, Leakes is keeping herself busy with shooting scenes from NBC’s newest sitcom The New Normal, which is set to premiere this fall.