Jeannie Mai Jenkins is opening about the cancellation of The Real. In an interview with Entertainment Tonight's Kevin Frazier, the show's co-host discussed the chatfest's historic significance and what its departure will mean.
The new mom said:
It’s hard because the show was the first of its kind. When you have a show that is by minority voices for minority voices, I gotta say, I didn’t have a show like that when I started.
And even today I’m like, 'Where can I go that has such a great culmination of different aspects and women's perspectives that come from different lives and cultures?' Especially as an Asian woman, I don't see that representation enough.
So, for me getting off that show was hard because I still think we need a show like that. So, if we open doors for other shows like that to be in production, I’m excited about that. I wanna see that happen.
Watch the segment below.