Lisa Wu Hartwell’s third season with “The Real Housewives of Atlanta” will be her last, her publicist Carlos Scott confirmed.
“She doesn’t want to just be a reality star,” Scott told me today. In fact, she’s gotten some acting gigs lately. A few months back, she was on a “Meet the Browns” episode. She just did a fitness DVD. And she’s working on a film with Robert Downey Jr., Scott said.
He said the decision was mutual though Bravo is keeping mum on any production details about season three.
The Black Voices Web site, which broke the news, speculates that she won’t even be on the opening credits and may only pop up in a handful of episodes as the show introduces the two new cast mates Phaedra Parks and Cynthia Bailey.
Wu Hartwell didn’t cause much drama overall though she did get angry at Kim Zolciak during the season one reunion show and threatened to flip her over a couch for talking smack about her and her kids. Last season, her most memorable moment was probably trying to make babies with her husband Ed, hardly the stuff of wig-pulling and smack talking and bad dance song recording.
She ultimately came across as an attractive, hard-working, likable person.