Elise Neal Responds To Criticism Of Her Relevance
Wednesday night’s premiere of the new TV One reality series “Hollywood Divas” featured the likes of 5 African-American actresses trying to navigate their way back to the top of the game.
As each of the women gave brief recaps of their experiences with everything from motherhood to homelessness to liposuction throughout the hour-long premiere, the cameras also caught several moments of heavy criticism of cast member Lisa Wu from the likes of her fellow co-stars.
Actress Elise Neal seemed to catch the most slander for her line of questioning directed at Lisa and her “resume” on the episode and she recently spoke out to respond to those criticizing what she’s done to be able to question someone else about what THEY’VE done.
via S2S Magazine
Since Wednesday’s premiere of “Hollywood Divas,” actress Elise Neal said she’s seen quite a few comments from viewers who question her and her co-stars’ relevance.
She didn’t attempt to speak for everyone on the cast, but Elise told Sister 2 Sister that she’s been in the business for 25 years, and has been steadily working that entire time.
“I’m very proud of the work I’ve been able to accomplish in my 25-odd-year career,” Elise said. “I’ve been in No. 1 movies at the box office; I’ve been on seven television shows.”
Elise explained that the “Hollywood Divas” audience might have just missed her in series, like NBC’s “The Cape” or films like Love Ranch. She’s also starred in classic sitcoms and movies, such as Hustle & Flow, “The Hughleys” and “All of Us.” More recently, Elise guest-starred on “The Real Husbands of Hollywood,” “The Soul Man” and “Scandal.”
“There has not been one year that I have not been on a television show in the last 10 years,” she said.
Addressing why “Divas” fans might have assumed she’s been MIA from Hollywood, she suggested that if they missed her, it’s because of where they were looking.
“That doesn’t mean I’m not working. That just means you’re not watching,” said Elise.
From what we observed, people were most brutal towards the other ladies when one tried to verbally attack the other’s credentials as if they’re not all in the same boat and all on the show primarily to revive their careers.
What do you think about Elise’s response, Bossip fam?