For the past several seasons on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, Kyle Richards has mentioned her new project, part biopic, part sitcom, she has been working on.
The show is called American Woman and it’s about the matriarch of her family who raised Kathy Hilton, Kim and Kyle Richards in the 70’s. But you won’t see Kathy or Kim’s names in the credits — so why is that?
Kyle told The Daily Dish, “It’s my own project. I don’t think my sisters really understood what it was in the beginning. I was like, ‘It’s not a reality show, it’s a scripted show inspired by [our childhood].’ It’s a fun show. The first announcement said it was a dark comedy, which kind of implied it could be sketchy or something. There’s moments, obviously…I didn’t have a traditional upbringing, which is very obvious in the show. But you know, it’s just going to be a fun show. I’m not here to torture anyone.”
Obviously we will just have to wait and see what this show is all about. In the meantime, Kyle has enjoyed taking an “active role” in the series and loves being behind the camera.
“Now all of a sudden I’m behind the camera and I really, really, love it. I’m really particular and I didn’t realize I was going to be so neurotic about every little thing. It was important to me in doing American Woman that it was really authentic and that you really felt like you were in the 70’s. I didn’t want to be flashing back to the 70’s. I wanted you to really be in that moment.”
It will really be interesting to see the show and see how the sisters really became who they are. The show stars Alicia Silverstone, as their mom, Bonnie, and is slated to debut on TV Land later this year. The series will follow a 40-year-old single mother, Bonnie Nolan, raising three young daughters in the 1970s: A premise that mirrors how Kyle, 46, and sisters Kim Richards, 50, and Kathy Hilton, 56, grew up.
Will you tune in?