The Real Housewives of Dallas premieres tonight on Bravo and cast members Brandi Redmond and Stephanie Hollman stopped by Jenny McCarthy’s SiriusXM radio show “Dirty, Sexy, Funny” today to promote the show.
The women admit the casting process was “really fast,” Stephanie said. “Brandi and I just acted special the whole time and they loved it, I guess.”
The crazy came as soon as filming began, they explained. “The drama just happened. When you have crazy, it’s a no-brainer.” That “crazy” is castmate LeeAnne Locken. They describe LeeAnne as not just “crazy,” but “bossy” – and Tiffany Hendra is under her manicured thumb, according to RealityTea, who recapped the show.
“I feel like it’s Star Wars and you’re hanging out with, like, Darth Vader,” Stephanie joked. “And we’re Jar Jar Binks!”
“You kinda feel sorry for Tiffany because she has to hang out with ‘Bossy’ (aka LeeAnne),” Brandi added.
“We didn’t know it was Housewives when we were filming… they told us waaaay afterwards. The entire time we filmed we had no idea. In my mind, I felt like I was making a home video no one was gonna see,” Stephanie explained. They learned they had filmed Real Housewives Of Dallas the day before they filmed the title shoot, and Bravo required them to hold a star.
Stephanie admits she’s gotten a lot of flack for the traditional roles in her marriage and that her husband makes her do chores to earn money. Her husband Travis is indifferent. “Travis really doesn’t care what people think about him. I feel like he would let the cameras walk in while he was taking a poop,” she admitted. “I try to have him travel a lot.”
Brandi and her husband went to therapy before filming to avoid the reality TV divorce curse. “I did therapy the whole way through filming too. I just wanted to make sure I was communicating, that I was keeping my priorities straight… a lot of times I would cry about the girls, you know.”
So how could the show affect their friendship? “We’re not mean to each other. Do we give each other sh*t, maybe, on the show? Yes, but that’s just how our friendship is,” Stephanie explained.
Brandi adds, “We don’t really fight. Our friendship’s healthier than most marriages!”
Jenny warned the ladies about the viciousness of the Housewives. “Honestly, I’m really scared of that,” Stephanie admitted. “It’s gonna be hard to hear things about yourself that you don’t want to hear. For the first time in my life I feel extremely judged.”
Brandi has “thicker skin,” partially from her past as a Dallas Cowboys Cheerleader when she was “always ridiculed” and “compared” to others. “I’m gonna focus on the people who support me and love me, and everybody else can just f*ck off!”
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