She may be the new girl on the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills block, but Dorit Kemsley is already making quite the splash with viewers and is now spilling all the franchises behind the scenes secrets.
Dorit recently opened up about her Housewives experience to Jenny McCarthy. In the interview Dorit dishes on how editing and producers affect the drama on the show and why she regrets joining RHOBH.
First things first, Dorit kicks things off by revealing that producers “absolutely” encourage the Housewives to keep certain storylines going.
However, she quickly adds that not all the Housewives need encouraging.
“They don’t really make you rehash – that’s not necessarily true. I mean they do want us to [resolve], but sometimes things are resolved, and then some people will like to rehash it on their own accord. It really is of their own accord sometimes. And it just goes on and on and on and on to a point where you really want to shoot yourself.”
Dorit goes on to say that editing plays a huge part in what the fans do and don’t see; insisting that sometimes the producers cut out more than they keep.
“I felt so many different things throughout the season,” Dorit explains. “And then when I started watching the show, and I would see, even the way they edit it, or the way they get a certain snippet or a joke – there’s like a part of a joke that you hear and not the rest. And it’s like ‘Wait a minute! That actually has an ending [laughs]. You only gave the beginning!’ But I think ultimately you see who people are. There’s enough episodes in the season where you get a real understanding of who this person is, and if they’re a good person you see, it comes through. I don’t really think there’s anyone who’s a villain per se. Villain qualities…”
Lastly, Dorit admits she regrets joining the show “basically everyday” but says she “enjoyed” the experience.
“I mean it is tough! It was very difficult. It was difficult because I really didn’t know what I was going into,” Dorit admits. “Somewhat, I had to veer away from my comfort zones – you know, my husband and my children – and do some things on my own. And then you’re with a group of women where, you know, you feel like you have to be on guard. So it was difficult, it was, but I enjoyed it.”
I’m so on the fence with Dorit – some episodes I love her and some I could do without her. It’s so interesting to learn how much editing affects what we see as viewers. I wonder if we would still love/hate certain Housewives if we say the unedited versions of them.