So sorry over the loss of your sister, Liz. I lost one of mine three years ago of pancreatic cancer. She was my best friend for all of my life. Still can't get over missing her all the time.
As for Nene, isn't Tyler Perry around Atlanta? As prolific as he is, I should think he'd be ringing her phone. She's the over-the-top kinda actress he uses in his comedies.