Lisa Rinna Reveals Why She Joined ‘The Real Housewives Of Beverly Hills’

Lisa Rinna spoke of her decision to join The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills during a recent interview.

On Tuesday’s episode of the Today show, the former soap star spoke out, revealing she was excited to join the Bravo reality series, and explaining how her husband, Harry Hamlin, felt about her new gig.

“I was looking to do something outrageous, crazy and risky, and look what dropped in my lap. Hello! That’s what I put out in the universe, and this is what came back.”

Although Hamlin was supportive of Lisa Rinna’s journey into a reality career, he did have one request.

“The one thing was that I am not allowed to look on my Twitter and do any social media, and I can’t read any responses. He said, ‘The good is just as bad as the bad for your head, so you can’t do it.'”

As the Inquisitr reported in November, Lisa Rinna, who has appeared on soaps including Melrose Place and Days Of Our Lives, compared The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills to a scripted soap opera.

“It’s Melrose Place without the script!” she told Hollywood Life.

Also in the interview, which took place just before The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills‘ Season 5 premiere, Rinna explained her mindset going into the project.

“I am going to be very authentic, be myself and stay grounded. Don’t react to anything, but be the better person and be supportive and empower the women, but that might fly out the window because we are women and we are determined. What I will tell you is that you will see that I am fiercely protective of my family!”

As for how she felt about a possible return to the show for a sixth season, Rinna seemed on board — at least at that time.

“Who knows! They have to ask me back. If it is meant to be then it is meant to be. I had a really good time, I really did. It was a great job. It was nice to be involved with something that I could be around my children, to be here in LA and my husband [Harry Hamlin] who is working all over the place, it affords him to do that and we can balance things, so it worked out!”

For more Lisa Rinna, tune into The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills every Tuesday night at 9 p.m. on Bravo.

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