Actress LisaRaye recently sat down with writers at BE Magazine to discuss dating, acting, and reality TV. The actress expressed a bit of frustration with reality TV stars- saying they’re taking money out of her pocket. Ironically, she had her own reality show titled “LisaRaye: The Real McCoy.” Excerpts from the interview are below.
Her dating life:
I am a single lady. I can’t really say I’m looking for him; I just want to bump into him. I want to be surprised. I want to be swept off my feet like…is that, could that…why it’s him! I want that whole thing with the music playing in the background and everything…
Being referenced as her previous characters:
People call me Diamond all the time. It ranges from Diamond to Niecy to now Keisha. People in the grocery store will call me Keisha & I look around like “who me?” They reply with “girl you know that’s you…”
Her perception of reality TV:
You know what’s so funny is that I was actually a part of one of the first reality shows on Bravo called ‘The It Factor’. It was so much fun. Now, reality shows have really gotten out of hand. I am offended by it somewhat because being an actress, I’m now competing with Reality TV stars on TV and in my pockets…