I’ve been trying to do this post about Lisa Rinna on Kelly & Michael and my Dance Moms recap all day but between the PLATE SIZED snow flakes outside all day beckoning me and Banjo out into the hood and the Jodi Arias case going to the jury I have fallen behind. Sorry, me and Banjo LOVE snow. Sidenote: we were pretty much the only ones out in it which was problematic when one of us got tangled in a briar patch whilst the other one became impatient. Anyway. On to the show.
Lisa comes out in a skin-tight orange dress with black accents on the sleeves. Clearly, Lisa Rinna and Kelly Ripa are two peas in a pod when it comes to starving themselves to be tiny. I’m just saying. And they are both on something that makes them both very perky because you know they are starving and can’t possibly be that pleasant without some sort of medical intervention.
Kelly wants to know what Lisa’s survival techniques are for being on the show. She says well, first of all I knew everyone except for Brandi Glanville coming on to the show. She’s know them all for two decades or more. She says survival for her is telling the truth and being her authentic self. That is all she knows how to do. Kelly says so since you know them, when you are filming to you think to yourself, “Why are they doing that? What is going on?” Lisa says, “Yes, every moment of every day.” She says they have had a lot of fun and do a lot of fun things. This is not the hardest job. I go to parties and I go to lunches. I go to more parties, I go to more lunches. And then we go to Amster…DAMN!” Kelly says that seems like a recipe for disaster.
Michael asks what Harry thought when she asked him about it. Lisa says, “I went to Harry and said I’m thinking about this and he looked at me and said, ‘If you do this show, I will divorce you’. And I said okay and I walked away and I was done with it.” Fortunately for us he changed his mind. Lisa says, “I literally was like, I am done with it. And he comes to me about a day later and he goes (to Kelly)…and you’ve met him, (Kelly says sexy!) Lisa says I was gonna say mellow, there is not a lot of emotion there. He’s very low-key…and he said, ‘I’ve thought about this and I actually think it might be a good idea for you to do it.'” I don’t believe this story because Lisa has been begging to get on RHOBH since season one.
Kelly says what is the hardest part? Lisa says that for her, she was raised to have no feelings. You just don’t say what you feel about anything. “So to do this show you have to think out loud and you have to have an opinion so it has kind of freed me in a sense. So in a way it is hard for me to say what I feel. But now, in a way you can’t stop me, so now I have become this truth-seeking monster. ”
Lisa says she loves doing the talking head interviews. She loves getting to say whatever she feels. She really likes it.
Michael asks if she gets caught up in all the social media. Lisa says no. She tries not to be. But it’s hard. Lisa says as an actor she tries never to watch herself. Kelly says she never watches herself at all. Lisa says here is the thing, you have to watch it because you have to blog about it. Kelly is all like oh HELL no. Lisa says she hates watching herself on the episodes but she has to and then she sees things the other women have said about her which she didn’t know at the time. She says it’s like Chinese torture and then you have to write a blog about it. She says “they” ( Bravo) are evil geniuses.
Kelly says that Lisa and Harry are the sexiest couple. Lisa says she is so blessed. And we’re done.