Kenya Moore arriving at Dancing with the Stars Rehearsals

Kenya Moore Hopes To Go Into 'RHOA' Season 14 As 'Everyone's Friend'

Home / Entertainment / Kenya Moore Hopes To Go Into 'RHOA' Season 14 As 'Everyone's Friend'

By Fiyin Olowokandi on April 14, 2022 at 5:30 PM EDT

Fans of the "Real Housewives of Atlanta" series are about to witness a brand new Kenya Moore in the upcoming season. 

Moore joined the program in its fifth run and quickly became a popular cast member. She has since had memorable feuds with OG housewives, such as Nene Leakes and Porsha Williams.

Now, the series' antagonist is speaking up about wanting to get out of the villain role as that is not her true nature.

Article continues below advertisement

Kenya Moore Plans To Change Unintended 'RHOA' Villain Status

Kenya Moore at NBCUNIVERSAL Upfront

Moore is ready for her year of change on the 14th season of "RHOA." Despite her famous history of feuds with stars, including Phaedra Parks and Drew Sidora, she is prepared to wave the white flag.

In an interview with ET, the "Trois" actress got candid about being thrust into the bad guy role unjustly, and just going along with it. Now she is tired of playing mean. She said:

"I think I wаs just pegged into thаt villаin role reаlly eаrly on, аnd I just couldn’t get out of it. Sort of leаned into it in my own wаy, аnd then it wаs just like, ‘OK, this is old, becаuse now this isn’t who I аm, аnd I despise the fаct thаt I’m even perceived thаt wаy.'"

Moore assured fans of the show that they would see a new side of her in season 14, which she teased as "fantastic."

Article continues below advertisement

The author added that viewers are in for a surprise as she is prepared to reveal herself to them in her natural habitat this time, albeit with some distractions and frenemies. She declared:

"This seаson, I’m the Kenyа Moore Hаir Cаre owner thаt I’ve аlwаys wаnted to be. It’s funny becаuse I think I got pegged for this villаin role, аnd now it’s like, girl, just hаnd thаt bаton over to someone else."

Moore said she is getting back to being who she was meant to be on "RHOA," but she still plans to stand up for herself with grace and dignity.

Article continues below advertisement
Article continues below advertisement

The "Deliver Us From Eva" actress also touched on the end of her marriage to Marc Dally, which has positively benefited her confidence. 

Moore explained that 'RHOA' season 14 was about her reclaiming who she was before her divorce and other issues she endured, adding:

"I think whаt I’m trying to figure out in my own life. This seаson is just getting bаck to who I wаs before. It’s аll in good fun, аnd I’m tаking bаck my power."

Article continues below advertisement

Kandi Burruss Dishes On Drama-Filled 'RHOA' Season 14

Kandi Burruss teased that the upcoming season of "RHOA" has more to offer than a new version of Moore, despite the exit of two OG housewives.

In March, The Blast disclosed that the veteran housewife dished on how the show will thrive in the absence of Cynthia Bailey and Porsha Williams.

Burruss spoke about the new season of the reality series in an exclusive interview with Page Six. She said that "RHOA" would thrive without the stars' absence.

"The Masked Singer" alum explained that Williams and Bailey’s exit was good for the show because they "needed this change."

Article continues below advertisement

The absence of the two housewives brings a new cast member in the person of former Olympian Sanya Richard-Ross. The shows' producers have also promoted Marlo Hampton from the position of “friend” to full-time housewife.

Burruss revealed that she and the new housewives, Shereé Whitfield, Kenya Moore, and Drew Sidora, gave their best while filling the new series.

"When I say the girls came to slay this season, they came to slay," the black beauty said, noting that newbie Richard-Ross was also sucked into most of the drama.

Burruss seems to have a soft spot for the former Olympian, who she also praised for genuinely being on the lookout for "real" friendships with the women of the group.

The Xscape member talked about Whitefield, who has been a recurring person on the series since the first season, teasing that she will be returning with new energy and transparency.

The show is about to be even juicier. Burruss mentioned a fight between herself and Hampton, though the two housewives have since patched up their beef.

Viewers of the fourteenth season of "RHOA" will also be given an insight into Whitefield's relationship with ex-convict Tyrone Gilliams.

Article continues below advertisement