Denise Richards Returns To ‘RHOBH’ After Lisa Rinna’s Exit
“I have filmed some episodes,” Richards told Variety in Cannes, where the actor was in town to promote her latest drama series, “Paper Empire,” at Canneseries. “And it’s been fun. And you know, I’m a big fan of the show, so it was fun to go back and film a lot of stuff with them.”
According to Denise Richards, her return to RHOBH was so impromptu that even the production team at Bravo had no knowledge of her attendance at a screening hosted by Garcelle Beauvais, a fellow Housewife. She emphasized the authenticity of her friendship, repeatedly insisting on being a “real friend,” may be a red flag. However, given the context of the show, her emphasis is understandable.
“This all just happened recently on the spur of the moment,” Denise said. “I was at her screening as a friend — like a real friend — I didn’t tell anyone I was gonna be there. Production didn’t know. I just showed up, like, for real life, as a real friend in real life.”
Denise Richards stated that one thing led to another with production, following her chance appearance at Garcelle Beauvais’ screening. “The next day, I was asked to go to some events — and so it’s been actually fun.”
Denise Richards clarified that her current status for the upcoming season of RHOBH is uncertain. However, she did confirm that she won’t be holding the all-important diamond in the promotional shots for the next season. The 13th season of The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills began filming in January and is set to premiere later this year.
In addition, Denise Richards looked back on her two seasons on the show, during which she was involved in conflicts with Lisa Rinna and Brandi Glanville, the former of whom has been removed from The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills.
“When I left after my second season, I just felt as though some of the women were very toxic and they played so dirty,” Richards said. “I understand there has to be drama, but I also think it’s fun to see women having fun, especially this age group.”
She continued, “I also think it’s great to show you can have fun,” Richards continued. “But I don’t think it’s a positive message to try and tear people down. You can have your opinions, but don’t try to tear people down. I don’t think it’s right. I mean, that part I don’t like.”
Denise isn’t worried about being caught up in significant drama on The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills following her return to the franchise.
“I feel like I didn’t get sucked into it,” Denise said. “I truly was myself on the show. And I think some of the women are different on camera and off camera. And I think you know what? Don’t self-produce. Just be yourselves. You get a group of six to eight [to] 10 women together, your drama will come up, authentically. Leave it at that and have fun with it.”
Olivia Davis is a Staff Writer at All About The Tea. Olivia’s hobbies include binging Netflix series, and watching Housewives on Bravo. She graduated from San Francisco State University with a degree in History.