We have always adored Real Housewives of Miami star Lea Black. While the fate of the show was never discussed by her, after Andy Cohenmore or less admitted it was cancelled recently (read about that here), Black took to her wonderful Lunch With Lea Facebook Live show that airs every Wednesday to open up about RHOM. What did she have to say? Read on for details.
Lea Black Opens Up On Fate Of RHOM
“For three years I gets tweet, Facebook, Instagram all the time, on the street, especially in L.A. ‘Oh my God, when is the show coming back,'” Black began dishing.
“Because I’m respectful of Bravo and respectful of the network, I don’t want to speak in their behalf unlike other people that just make up stuff and go spread it around, trying to get pressing pictures,” she continued. “It’s so desperate it makes me cringe.”
“So I always say, you know always leave them wanting more or well I don’t know did the fat lady sing?” she added. “And I just try to sidestep the question because I don’t think it’s my place to say anything but now that it’s been announced that the show was not coming back becase he said ‘It just didn’t work out.'”
Black then explained why she thinks the show was cancelled.
“It wasn’t the ratings because the ratings were equal to many of the other shows on the air at the time so I don’t think it was the ratings,” she stated. “The scheduling might have had something to do with it because they changed every week, it was on a different night or different times so that was a little confusing.”
“I always feel like Miami didn’t have its own identity,” she elaborated. “The first year it was going to be a different show, then they changed it to Housewives. The second year got some traction and started to create an identity but then it didn’t have it’s own identity and I feel like they were trying to push the identity of hot bodies, Latin women and sexy swimsuits – that’s not an identity, that’s not sustainable. That’s just eye candy, it’s fleeting, who cares.”
“I always felt like [the show] didn’t have it’s own identity and I know the show wasn’t bad because of fabulous me,” she added. “But I do think that after 30 episodes it doesn’t really give you a lot of traction and I felt that it got too dark. I don’t think people are interested or entertained by haters and plotters and viciousness.”
Black continued discussing the show, stating that, “I mean when you have cast members doing Santeria on people it’s gotten too dark so for me that’s what happened. It wasn’t fun, upbeat and hilarious and it didn’t have the identity that it needed and Miami does have an identity of it’s own for sure I mean it’s a first class city with lots of crazy things going on.”
“So those are just my thoughts on it,” she wrapped with saying. “I could be right or I could be wrong but anyways that’s what I think and you know I wish everyone well, wish the producers well, Bravo and the other shows well. And for me it was just a blip on my radar, it was four years, 30 episodes, three seasons out of my life. I met some interesting people, some of it was a bit of fun and I learned some hard lessons you know things you not only experienced in life, like people willing to do anything for attention.”
We adore Black- always have, always will- and will continue to follow her, whether on RHOM or not.
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