With Bravo's " The Real Housewives of D.C.'s" premiere creeping closer, cast member Stacie Turner admits to us that she's feeling some pressure.
Not only is she the sole African-American cast member on the show, but also the show is based in a city apparently nicknamed "The Chocolate City" for its large population of African-Americans.
"I feel so much pressure," she tells Zap2it. "I'm sure there was some expectation that there would be more African-American housewives. But, I think the show has done a good job of showing the diversity of D.C. You'll see a good representation of African-Americans from my friends to family to different places that we go, because the city is so racially diverse."
Some in the media have been talking about a backlash against Turner for participating, but she says she hasn't noticed it.
"I really haven't felt any backlash," she says. "And, of course, I didn't do the casting for the show, so don't hate me for being in it! I'm hoping I can be a really positive portrayal for African-American women. I love my city. I love my life. And to the extent that I can share it and it be positive, as well as entertaining, I think it's a great thing. So, hopefully I will represent well."