When the new season of the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills premieres on Tuesday, November 18, there will be two new cast members who may seem familiar to television viewers. Eileen Davidson and Lisa Rinna will both join the cast of RHOBH this season.
Davidson is very familiar with the catty drama associated with RHOBH as she has starred in daytime soap operas Days of Our Lives and The Young and the Restless. Davidson has played Ashley Abbott on The Young and the Restless since 1984, and Kristen DiMera on Days of Our Lives since 1993. According to a report on Soap Opera Network, Davidson left her role on DoOL on November 6.
Davidson, 55, also played Ashley Abbott on The Bold and the Beautiful in 2007 to 2008 and she is the only actress to have played three different characters on two shows on the same day. Davidson described filming RHOBH as “nerve wrecking” when she was interviewed on Bravo’s TV show The Dish, according to a report by the Music Times.
It’s so surreal. But also very exciting and a little nerve wracking. I’m used to scripts when I’m being filmed so this has been a new experience! It’s like being on a roller coaster, and you can all take the ride with me!
The New York Post reported that an advanced look at season 5 showed that Davidson and the other wives will have some tension between them as reports of slaps, wine glasses being thrown, and fights among the cast have already made entertainment news. The Inquisitr reported that Davidson’s fellow cast newcomer and soap star, Rinna, allegedly pushed Kim Richards at a party and, in another incident, she threw a wine glass at her.
Rinna is a long-time friend of Richards’ sister Kyle, who also appears on the show. Brandi Glanville, Lisa Vanderpump and Yolanda Foster are the other “housewives” appearing on the show with Rinna and Davidson.
While some of the husbands of the RHOBH cast often appear on the show, there isn’t any indication if Davidson’s husband, Vincent Van Patten, will appear on it. However, according to TV Guide, Rinna’s husband, actor Harry Hamlin, may be set to appear on the show with her.
The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills is scheduled to air at 9 p.m. ET on Tuesdays on Bravo. RHOBH is one of five “Real Housewives” shows in the network’s franchise. The Real Housewives of Orange County was the first one to air, and the show finished season nine this past summer.
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