VIDEOS NeNe Leakes as swim coach Roz Washington on Glee

NeNe Leakes Roz Washington Glee

Glee stars Lea Michelle and Chris Colfer announced during their appearance on Watch What Happens Live a few weeks ago that The Real Housewives of Atlanta star NeNe Leakes would be appearing on Glee as swim coach Roz Washington and now we have video proof! Check out these two video clips of Miss Linnethia Leakes from the set of Glee during taping of her episode “Yes/No.”

In this first clip NeNe talks about her character and what it’s like working on the show:

“You have a whole bunch of kids here and I’m the mom. So I have to put them in their place and I love that.”

“Coach Roz has won a bronze metal for individual synchronized swimming, which doesn’t exist. Only on Glee. (laughs) You gotta love it.”

“In real life I’m not a good swimmer. Like, I barely swim.”

“See, one of the things that I always say to myself is I’m sort of like a ‘lights, camera, action’ type of girl and I want to own it, and I want to own my character, and I really want to be Coach Roz.”

This next clip appears to be the actual scene in which NeNe is introduced.

NeNe (to Chord Overstreet’s Sam Evans character): “Sam Evans! I am Coach Roz Washington and you are one straaaange lookin’ kid. I’ve never seen lips like that on a white child! When I was growing up everybody said that black folks couldn’t swim, but I had a dream! So I swam my way to the Promised Land and got my 40 acres and a pool!”

I smell an EMMY! Can I get a “Bloop, bloop, bloop?!?”

Although the addition of the peachy dynamo NeNe Leakes as Coach Roz Washington will obviously be the main plot point on the “Yes/No” episode (which airs January 17), it will also feature another minor subplot in that Will Schuester plans on finally asking Emma Pillsbury to marry him. (Ho hum)

Here’s the episode preview:

UPDATE – Check out this great photo tweeted by NeNe just a few minutes ago featuring her in her Coach Roz Washington jumpsuit (complete with her individualized synchronized swimming Olympic bronze medal!) along with Principal Figgins (Iqbal Theba) and cheerleading coach Sue Sylvester (Jane Lynch):

NeNe Leakes with Glee cast mates Jane Lynch and Iqbal Theba

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