The New York Post has published an interesting interview with Lisa Rinna ahead of Tuesday night’s RHOBH premiere. They begin from the position that Lisa would somehow need to be coaxed to be on the show. In actuality, Lisa has been dropping more than just hints to Andy Cohen that she had aspirations to be a Real Housewife of Beverly Hills. I can’t think of a single time she was on WWHL that it was not brought up.
With the upcoming season rumored to be the most violent housewives season ever, it seems Andy picked a hell of a time to make her wish a reality (of sorts). I’m guessing with all the bitch slapping and catfights this season will be a ratings bonanza thus securing everyone another season, so it may be a great time to come on board.
Lisa had a plan going in to filming to not react to all the drama, but as you will see in the excerpts below, that turned out to be a plan she was unable to follow through with.
Here are excerpts from the The New York Post interview. You can read their full story here.
Really though, why would Rinna — arguably the franchise’s biggest get yet — want to join an (admittedly addicting and wildly popular) reality show that has seen everything from thrown prosthetic legs to weave yanks?
“That’s an interesting question,” Rinna tells The Post, laughing. “I was looking for an adventure in life. I’m not afraid to try different things in my career, and it had presented itself, and I thought, ‘Really, why not?’”
That’s been 51-year-old Rinna’s motivating maxim for a while now. She’s already competed on reality shows including “Dancing With the Stars,” “The Celebrity Apprentice” and “Sing Your Face Off.”
“I’m just never one to say no,” the soap star explains. “I probably should say no more, but I don’t because I just think so many things are so much fun. If you look back at all the different things I’ve been able to do, I think it’s been a blast.”
And sure, the money doesn’t hurt. “You know, I’m supporting a family,” she says. “I’ve got to work! We are raising two daughters, and being two actors, sometimes you work and other times you don’t work. So you basically have to make hay while the sun’s shining.”
In the season trailer for her new gig, Rinna puts it even more succinctly with a crack: “I’ll do anything to make a buck.”So is there any kind of reality show to which she would never subject herself? “Well, obviously not,” she says, laughing. “I take every situation when it comes.”
“My feeling was, I’m going to come in and I’m not going to react, and I’m going to stay very grounded,” she says. “Then that just flies right out the window. Because guess what? I’m a human being. There you go.”
I’m still curious of Lisa and Eileen will get along. The two soap stars were rumored to have some history from Days of Our Lives, but it seems to me the have gotten along well on what we’ve seen on the show so far.