Kim Fields is burning up the promo trail in support of the May 12 premiere of her family comedy ‘The Upshaws’ – a Netflix original toplined by the veteran TV actress-director alongside comedy veterans Wanda Sykes and Mike Epps (click here to view the trailer).
Among her many recent promotional stops was ‘Entertainment Tonight,’ where she not only acted as guest co-host but also chopped it up with resident anchor Kevin Frazier who took her down memory lane to discuss her previous iconic TV ventures (i.e. ‘Facts of Life,’ ‘Living Single,’ etc.) and the potential of reboots.
When they revisited her brief stint on BRAVO’s reality series ‘Real Housewives of Atlanta,’ however, Kim kept it all the way real about her desire (or lack thereof) to be rebooted as a cast member on the drama-filled show.
As seen in the video above, Frazier asked Fields about her interest in doing a ‘Facts of Life’ or ‘Living Single’ reboot. Though open to the idea, the 51-year-old expressed hesitation.
“Every time there’s all this reboot conversation, Facts of Life and Living Single seem to be at the forefront of ones they still want,” Fields shared. “But reboots, you’ve got to be careful. You can’t just throw everybody together and be like, ‘Well, where would they be now?’ and that sort of thing. Because these characters are so beloved. Their trajectory, their journeys are so loved. If you get it wrong, forget about it.”
When questioned about #RHOA, she was a lot less open.
“You know, it was one of those things where I celebrated my 40th anniversary in showbusiness, and I thought, ‘At this point the mandate is, and continues to be, [asking myself] what haven’t I done? I need new and uncharted waters,'” Fields recalled. “And I did that, so there’s no need to do that again.”
The conversation is awfully timely ahead of the show’s season 14 casting as many fans are calling for the return of Phaedra Parks and others to the lineup.