There are more than a few celebrities who have made the jump from reality TV to big time movie and acting careers, but making that leap is no easy task, especially when your name is attached to, well, “ratchet TV.” Recently, “Love & Hip Hop Atlanta” star Karlie Redd spoke about the double edged sword that is the reality TV experience and she explained that Tyler Perry turned her down for a film role because she’s on “LAHHATL.”
“I went for a role for a Tyler Perry film and they shot me down because I was on ‘Love and Hip Hop,’” Redd shared with KYSDC.com. “Reality TV has been known to have a lot of drama, but like NeNe [Leakes] said, ‘it also has been a blessing.’”
Unfortunately, Redd explained that wasn’t the first time such a thing has happened. She says she’s literally been dropped from roles right after booking a job.
“There’s been roles that I auditioned for and then they found out,” Redd said, “Literally I’m on my way to set to work, got the role and everything and then they find out I’m on the show and then they’re like, ‘Uh, no.’”
Well, as Leakes also says, when one door closes, another one opens. But in Redd’s case, the reality TV curse seems to have claimed another victim. – nicholas robinson