On The Red Carpet: Karlie Redd Talks About Her Appearance In Chris Rock’s ‘Top Five’

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Karlie Redd attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Chris Rock and Kanye West and Jadakiss attend the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Actress Hayley Marie Norman and Dancer Karlie Redd attend the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Mike Pont/FilmMagic)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Dancer Karlie Redd attends the “Top Five” New York premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Jim Spellman/WireImage)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Karlie Redd attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Chris Rock and Cedric The Entertainer attend the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Coco Austin and Ice-T attend the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Jerry Seinfeld attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: JB Smoove attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Ben Vereen attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Gayle King attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Actress Gabrielle Union attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Chris Rock and Kanye West attend the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

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    NEW YORK, NY – DECEMBER 03: Actress Rosario Dawson attends the “Top Five” New York Premiere at Ziegfeld Theater on December 3, 2014 in New York City. (Photo by Rob Kim/Getty Images)

Did you know that Love & Hip Hop Atlanta star Karlie Redd appears in Chris Rock’s new movie, Top Five? The reality star spoke walked the red carpet for the film’s New York premiere last night — check out the photos of Karlie alongside heavy hitters like Kanye West, Jerry Seinfeld, Gabrielle Union, and Rock — and she spoke to VH1 about how she nabbed the role. “I auditioned for the movie as Karlie Lewis,” she told us, explaining that she knows that reality stars don’t get considered often for “legitimate” acting roles.

“They don’t respect — I know this is in the industry — they don’t respect reality stars. People tell me that. But that’s okay because when I audition for these roles and my acting comes out clear, then they can see that,” she explained. “I’m gonna still keep showing them that I can do it. Chris Rock gave me an opportunity. So I auditioned for a role – it’s his movie; it’s called [Top Five, formerly known as] Finally Famous, with Kevin Hart, Gabrielle Union, David Spade, Rosario Dawson. I can go on. But when I auditioned for the movie and he didn’t know I was on Love & Hip Hop [Atlanta] until I got on set. My audition was that good. I got on set and that’s when they found out I was — they was like, ’Oh my god, you’re Karlie Redd!’ I auditioned for the movie as Karlie Lewis.”

Check out Top Five, and Karlie, when it hits theaters on Friday, December 12.

With reporting by Shirea Carroll.

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