Is Kim Fields changing her mind? Despite earlier claims that she was “one and done” with Real Housewives of Atlanta, it seems she’s now giving it some thought! Kim was a guest on Hollywood Today Live on Friday and shared the shocker with co-hosts Ross Matthews and Garcelle Beauvais.
Before jumping into the RHOA talk, she shared a little on her experience so far on Dancing with the Stars. “It’s exhilarating. It has been one of the most amazing experiences I’ve ever been a part of.” She jokes that the training is 24 hours a day. “I’m actually not sore. They take such good care of you, between the pro that you work with, and making sure you’re taken care of.” She also says that Christopher takes good care of her, too.
Did she do anything to prepare for the grueling schedule? “Pray, I prayed hard.”
Kim reiterates that she’s never danced before March 1st when she first met Sasha. “I don’t have a background or training.” She laughs and says that her grandmother was a ballroom dancer but it skipped a few generations.
Ross Matthews says that it’s great to see her having so much fun because when she was on Real Housewives of Atlanta, it didn’t look like she was having much fun. “The funny thing about that is I actually did! Even in the moments where it was kind of “speedbumps” – it’s part of the interaction and you expect that. Funny enough, when they were talking about Prince being true to himself, that’s what I was doing. I’m true to myself so I put my toes in the water and I didn’t drown. I was able to maintain who I am, who my family is – behind of and in front of the scenes. So, I was fine with it.”
Did it feel like a test for her to do it? “In a few different ways. The whole reason we said yes is because I’m at a point in my career where I want to be challenged creatively. So, it was one of those things where we had been asked for years to do reality and it just didn’t work out timing-wise, logistically speaking and that sort of thing. So this one just seemed to fit in terms of all the right elements of what we were doing.”
Kim does credit the show again for helping her realize she needed some “me time.” She reveals that she now thinks dancing is her happy place, and she even texted that realization to Phaedra Parks.
Any chance she’ll go back to the show? “You know what, we haven’t made any decisions about it. There’s so many opportunities that we have been cultivating for years now. And when you’re deciding, you can’t base that on emotions and snap judgements and when you have a family and stuff, too.”
She thanked her true friends and fans for standing by her and knowing what was true when things got “choppy” on the show. Especially any diva rumors: “that’s not who I am, that’s not what I’m about. I really appreciate that everybody took care of me during that time.”
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