Dynasty‘s Fallon Carrington had to try and prove herself to reality television icon Nene Leakes in a recent episode.
Entertainment Weekly shared an exclusive clip ahead of the episode’s premiere on August 27 from the CW soap opera. The former Real Housewives of Atlanta star played as herself responding to a pitch from Fallon to switch networks and work together in hopes of selling Leakes’ clothing line.
Fallon (Elizabeth Gilles) is trying to court Nene for a business partnership. While Nene is happy with her current partner, she’s unsettled to know that Fallon’s aunt, Dominique Deveraux (Michael Michele) is preparing to take over her throne!
In real life, Leakes runs a successful online and retail boutique, Swagg, with locations in D.C., Georgia, and Florida.
The episode, titled “The British Are Coming,” is Grant Show’s directorial debut. As EW reports, his character Blake Carrington also made a life-changing announcement. Alexis (Elaine Hendrix) attempted to make amends with her children Fallon and Adam (Sam Underwood) – and Sam (Rafael de la Fuente) and Culhane (Robert C. Riley) had different approaches on how they processed recent events.:
Dynasty is far from Leakes’ first acting gig. She appeared in both Glee and The New Normal, as well as have made hilarious appearances on shows like BET’s The Real Husbands of Hollywood. Outside of the small screen, Leakes made history in the Broadway adaptation of Cinderella as the fairy godmother.
She’s been open about her lifelong dream of becoming an actress, revealing during her TV One Uncensored episode special that she traveled to and from California for years during pilot season in hopes of landing her big break. She credits her work as a favorite on Housewives for helping her breakthrough the industry.
The episode aired amid Leakes revealing that her longtime husband Gregg is losing his battle with cancer after a three-year battle.