Although she has appeared in several movies, actress, and former talk show host, Stacey Dash is most known for her role as Dionne Marie Davenport in “Clueless.” The actress also starred in the spin-off series of the 1995 movie bearing the same name.
Besides her acting career, Dash got a lot of heat for her political comments as a Fox News commentator. After switching to Republican in 2012, the actress continuously came under fire for things like her publicly announced political candidates and comments about transgender people.
Dash is reportedly making a whole spin this year to clean up her image with a reality tv series in tow. The reality series titled “A New Thing – with Stacey Dash” will show the actress leaving her Los Angeles home to a location in New Hampshire to start her new life as an interior designer.
Dash Is Set To Appear In New Series ‘A New Thing- With Stacey Dash’
Dash is reportedly making plans for a new reality series. The new project titled “A New Thing – with Stacey Dash” will follow the actress after leaving her life in Los Angeles and moving to New Hampshire. The move is to aid her reinvention at Debbie Daley Designs as an interior designer.
Michael Holstein and The Content Farm are in charge of the series production. “A New Thing – with Stacey Dash” is currently in its pre-production stage and being pitched to several broadcasting and streaming networks.
According to Deadline, the series will show Dash’s many hardships and successes while trying to achieve her goal. It will also highlight her return to the public after her initial dismissal as a polarizing and outspoken conservative.
Dash Said Interior Design Was A Dream
Dash revealed that the series was a “work in progress” when she got sober over five years ago in her Deadline interview. The actress said, “This has been a work in progress since I became clean and sober five and half years ago.”
“Interior design has always been a personal passion and a dream of mine,” the actress added. “This may not be easy, but it’s ‘a new thing,’ and I am excited to embark on this journey, work with top designers and inspire others to learn from their own mistakes and pursue their dreams too.”
The series producer, Holstein, had some words to say about the former tv contributor. The producer said Dash had the most “inspirational story” and called her a really “positive” and “fun” person to work with. He added about the upcoming show, “This is so much more than a typical follow-doc or star-driven reality show -it’s truly ‘a new thing,’ and I’m thrilled to be a part of it.”
Dash Was Previously A Commentator On Fox News
Besides her acting role in the 1995 movie “Clueless” and its spin-off, Dash also had other tv appearances. She starred in “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation,” “Single Ladies” as well as a popular reality tv show called “Celebrity Circus.”
Dash was also hired in 2014 for the role of a political commentator for Fox News. During her employment time, the actress was an avid supporter of Donald Trump during his 2016 presidential campaign and made it known. She later mentioned that labeling herself a Trump supporter put her in a “box” she didn’t belong in.
The actress revealed that the new series was to show her reinvention into the Hollywood interior design community. While she’s moving out of Hollywood, Dash revealed that it wasn’t a final goodbye.
Stacey Dash Faced Backlash For Comments Made As Fox News Commentator
Besides her career in acting, Dash is also known for her involvement in the political scene. The 54-year-old was a political commentator for Fox News and, in 2018, ran for Congress in California. Her time as a commentator was filled with controversy due to some comments she made.
In a 2016 interview, the actress told Entertainment Tonight one of such statements about transgender people. According to her, transgender people were to “pee in bushes,” and feminism only served to emasculate men.
The actress appeared in an interview with The Daily Mail and referred to that phase of her life as one with a lot of anger and that she wasn’t the same person anymore. She said, “I’ve lived my kids being angry, which is what I was on Fox News. I was the angry conservative Black woman. And at that time in my life, it was who I was.”