LOS ANGELES – Bravo is turning up the Southern charm with the new series, “The Real Housewives of Dallas.”
Brandi Redmond, Stephanie Hollman, Cary Deuber, Tiffany Hendra, and LeeAnne Locken spoke to reporters at the NBC Summer Press Day about what separates the Dallas cast from the rest of the “Housewives” brands.
“You've heard the stereotypes of a Southern woman,” Hendra said. “We're strong, but we're very passionate. We're nurturing. We're very multifaceted.”
That doesn’t mean their show will be drama free.
“I think when you have five dynamic women together, you get wound up no matter what,” Deuber said. “I don't think we don't push each other's buttons on purpose.”
Hendra was quick to add, “But we push each other's buttons. Let's just be frank. We do.”
The “Housewives” series has become known for some bad behavior, but these ladies insist that they won’t get too out of line.
“We're like sisters. You yell and then you're like, ‘I love you. I'm sorry,’” Hendra said. “But I would never put my hands on someone. And when that did happen, of course, I know that Bravo does not condone that… For us, I think that you will probably never see physical stuff that's happened in some of the ‘Housewives’ shows.”
Redmond insisted to reporters that the show is genuine.
“And I can say that from actually being on it, it is real,” she said. “And in those moments, they're so real and it's the way you're feeling. And I can say that I'm so proud of the show and what we filmed. And there are moments that I look and I'm like, ‘Oh, my gosh. I can't believe I did that.’ But I'm going to own it, because I said those things.”
Holloman admitted that she started going to therapy with her husband as she signed on for the show.
“I literally started going to therapy with my husband because I never wanted to feel like we were not connected and we could not talk about things,” she said. “I wanted a sounding board to make sure that the most important things in my life, which is my family, were taken care of before anything else. And I can say with multiple seasons, like, my family is my priority. It always has been and always will be and my children.”
“The Real Housewives of Dallas” premieres April 11th on Bravo.
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