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Lisa Wu Hartwell confirms departure from ‘Real Housewives’ in interview

Princess Banton-Lofters, comic Rodney Perry and Lisa Wu Hartwell at the Loft 22 Entertainment party July 30, 2010. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

Princess Banton-Lofters, comic Rodney Perry and Lisa Wu Hartwell at the Loft 22 Entertainment party July 30, 2010. CREDIT: Rodney Ho/rho@ajc.com

I caught up with Lisa Wu Hartwell last night at the Loft 22 Entertainment opening party near Atlantic Station.

She confirmed that yes, she is leaving Bravo’s “Real Housewives of Atlanta” after this season and won’t be a regular.

She also said it was a mutual decision. She wouldn’t confirm if Bravo tried to create sexier story lines for her that she refused to partake in, something Black Voices Buzz speculated about. But she said she had gotten tired of the silly fights “Real Housewives” shows love to partake in.

And as an aspiring actress, she doesn’t want to spend so much time in reality TV that it makes it impossible for her to successfully transfer to scripted work. (Her husband and former NFL player Ed is also getting into acting.) So far, she is getting some bites. For instance, she has a small role in an upcoming Robert Downey Jr. film in Los Angeles.

At first, her assistant said she’d talk later in the week since she was hosting the party. But with the party nearing its conclusion, she gave me a few minutes. The video is below:

6 comments Add your comment

hotlanta

July 30th, 2010
11:58 am

Who cares. Her role is marrying rich men so that she doesn’t have to go to work.

William Melvin Hicks

July 30th, 2010
1:39 pm

Correction. Marrying and then divorcing rich men.

rhwuot

July 30th, 2010
6:05 pm

I wish her the best!

pebblebeach

July 30th, 2010
9:29 pm

Good for her, which leaves who again as a married housewife…RHOA a rather silly bunch of women…

MRS.GDJ

July 31st, 2010
8:57 pm

GOOD FOR YOU. MAKING ANY DECISION IS HARD ENOUGH. BUT KNOWING WHAT YOU WANT AND IS NOT AFRAID TO PURSUE IT LIKE WHAT YOU’RE DOING MEANS YOU ARE A STRONG, POWERFUL, TALENTED PERSON. SO WATCH OUT Y’ALL BECAUSE
MRS. LISA WU HARTWELL IS GOING TO ROCK OUR WORLD. SHOW THEM HOW ITS DONE HOLLYWOOD, GIRL.
AGAIN, CONGRATULATION AND I HOPE GOD FOLLOW YOU EVERY STEP OF THE WAY.

DEE

July 31st, 2010
9:22 pm

Good Luck LISA, god Blessings.