The Real Housewives of Atlanta and Celebrity Apprentice star NeNe Leakes has landed a recurring role on Glee as a nemesis to the school villian Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch). Leakes will play Roz Washington, a synchronized swin coach who gives Sue Sylvester a run for her money in the villain department, and gives Sylvester a taste of her own medicine.
Glee cast members Lea Michele and Chris Colfer spilled the beans last night on What What Happens Live! on Bravo – the network of The Real Housewives franchise – giving away that Leakes would have a recurring role in the spring. Leakes later tweeted
“The secret is out! YES I hav a recurring role on GLEE! I’m coach Roz Washington the synchronized swim coach! So honored. “Running through the house screaming Gleeeeee! Coach Roz Washington is gonna get that Sue Sylvester! I’m so proud of myself”
Leakes will be on the Fox comedy/drama for just 3 episodes. No news on when her episodes will air.
Leakes, who is notorious for her loud demeanor and personality will be an interesting addition to Glee, and a perfect person to play opposite of Lynch’s character. The only question here is, can she act? We’ll find out this spring on Fox.