While The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills confessionals help fans to learn more about the show’s stars, some diamond holders are thought by viewers to have staged interviews. Confessionals are a staple of the Real Housewives franchise, and are filmed after principal shooting is done, so that each cast member can comment on events that occurred throughout the season. These confessionals are a great way for viewers to get more context regarding specific scenes, and they can help to show off a housewife’s personality.
There are a few important components of confessionals that fans look for when tuning into a Real Housewives season, especially The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. Viewers appreciate those who are funny, and have humorous takes on situations, such as longtime cast member, Lisa Rinna. Others also enjoy housewives who aren’t afraid to give their honest opinion, as well as those who are particularly articulate, such as Garcelle Beauvais. While many women succeed with the interview part of RHOBH, not all confessionals are praised by fans.
Whether the RHOBH womens’ confessional statements sound too forced to be natural, or make them seem drastically different than how they are in real life, there are several housewives who have been accused of staging their confessionals. While Erika Jayne’s interviews are considered to be some of the most artificial, fans on Reddit, who commented on a thread by onionsonthelasagna, have also called out some stars from other Real Housewives franchises. Examples include The Real Housewives of Potomac cast member, Dr. Wendy Osefo, and The Real Housewives of Dallas star, LeeAnne Locken. However, since most of the attention is on the RHOBH women, here are three Beverly Hills stars whose confessionals are thought to be disingenuous.
RHOBH fans aren’t happy with Erika for a multitude of reasons, and many are surprised that she is still a part of the Real Housewives, despite her highly-publicized legal battles. While Erika is undoubtedly one of the most fashionable people to appear on RHOBH, Redditors are convinced that Erika’s confessional quips are written by other people. Many users believe that Erika’s creative director Mikey has something to do with Erika’s interviews behind the scenes, with one person commenting, “I feel [like Erika] is not nearly so good with words and sharp witted in day to day filming as she is in confessionals.”
As with Erika, RHOBH fans aren’t convinced that Dorit comes up with her own confessional material. Not only do Dorit’s interviews sound overly rehearsed to viewers, but Dorit’s use of big words and complex phrases don’t reflect her on-camera conversations. “The “diametrically” correct answer is, Dorit,” one person wrote, referencing Dorit’s one-time use of the word, “diametrically,” during a season 11 confessional. Others believe that Dorit’s husband PK Kemsley helps to write her witty comebacks, especially the line, “I speak 4 languages and [Garcelle’s excuse] doesn’t make sense in any of them.”
Given that Kyle is the only OG Beverly Hills cast member remaining, fans would be more surprised if Kyle’s confessionals were 100% genuine. While Kyle’s early interviews on RHOBH are considered to be authentic, Redditors now believe that Kyle’s material is pre-written for her. “Kyle probably works it all out with her husband [Mauricio Umansky],” one person theorized, while another person claiming to do freelance work for Bravo explained, “Producers feed them a lot of lines…If it sounds like a line read, chances are it is.” Although some RHOBH stars like Garcelle and Sutton Stracke have been praised for their confessionals, other long-term cast members haven’t been so lucky.