Cast of RHOP Didn’t Know They Were Filming a Real Housewives Show


In a new interview with Entertainment Tonight, the cast of RHOP are revealing they didn’t know they were filming a Real Housewives show until after they wrapped.

“The day you found out, we found out,” Robyn revealed. “I don’t think I could move for, like four hours … I was a little paralyzed.”

“We were on a conference call, all of us,” Charrisse confessed. “The line went silent.”

“So, when we finally found out we were Real Housewives of Potomac, we were like, ‘O.M.G.,'” Gizelle revealed.

And the ladies were happy to compare themselves to Housewives from other franchises. Gizelle said she’s 90 percent Kyle Richards, and 10 percent NeNe Leakes; Karen is 100 percent Lisa Vanderpump; Charrisse said she’s a “schizophrenic” mix of Lisa Vanderpump and Kandi Burruss; Ashley called Porsha Williams her “spirit animal;” and Robyn said she mostly identifies with Kandi Burruss.

As for being compared to RHODC and why they are different? “You know why?” Charisse asked. “‘Cause this group right here, we’re friends … and the uniqueness, it’s not duplicated anywhere else but on The Real Housewives of Potomac. And it’s different from anything else you’ll ever see.”

“Well, it’s culturally rich,” Karen started. “We have wonderful women — obviously the six of us are quite fabulous — and we’re not the only ones. Potomac is just a very, very hidden jewel, and now the world will know.”

“We are down-to-earth women, and everyone can relate to one of us,” Robyn added. “I mean, we have a range of ages. We span four decades: 20s, 30s, 40s, 50s … Although we are an all-African American cast … Potomac, itself, is a very diverse community, so you know, we’re not just what you see here. You’ll get to see a lot more.”

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